Emergency Response Team (ERT)

Situations which present grave danger to Officers and civilians demand the development of tactical plans, which detail the responsibilities of persons involved.  These events or incidents may include riots, civil unrest, civil disturbances and natural disasters.  Such events may also require response to peaceful assemblies, which may include marches, protests, or other gatherings. Other situations where ERT may be deployed include dignitary protection activities, critical incidents which require scene security, and other situations for which Patrol and Investigations Divisions may request the deployment of ERT personnel and resources.



The Santa Fe Police Department to employs an Emergency Response Team to resolve high risk-incidents in an attempt to minimize the danger to Officers, the public and suspects. In addition ERT Officers are committed to the balance of preserving the peace and protecting property, while defending the constitutional and statutory rights of private citizens and safeguarding officer safety.

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