E.R.T. (Emergency Response Team)
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To address the increasing number of high-risk incidents, such as barricaded suspects, hostage situations and warrant service, as well as other specialized tactical assignments, law enforcement agencies are creating specially trained and equipped units. The Winter Haven Police Department created and utilizes a unit known as the Emergency Response Team (ERT), commanded by the Captain of the Investigative Services Bureau.

Members of the ERT are selected from the ranks of experienced police officers at the Winter Haven Police Department. Members must maintain good physical condition and be proficient with a number of weapons. Members must pass periodic physical proficiency tests to maintain their position on the ERT.

The ERT philosophy is that all lives, including those of hostile forces, are of primary concern, and that it shall continually strive for a peaceful resolution of any situation.


 

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