Special Response Team
Established in 1993, The Naperville Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) is comprised of members who are recruited, selected, trained, equipped, and assigned to resolve critical incidents involving a threat to public safety which would otherwise exceed the capabilities of traditional law enforcement first responders and/or investigative units. Typically these are not everyday incidents and are often classified as “high risk – low frequency.” These incidents include, but are not limited to barricaded persons, hostage situations, high-risk warrants, pre-planned arrests, civil disturbances and mutual aid requests. The SRT trains twice a month on the skill sets that allow the team to protect our citizens and police officers in the event these incidents touch our community.
Weapons of Mass Destruction Special Response Team
The Weapons of Mass Destruction Special Response Team (WMD SRT) performs all functions of a traditional SRT, but with the capabilities of operating in a hazardous materials environment. The Naperville Police Department is the commanding agency for the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) Region 4 WMD SRT. As such, Naperville coordinates training and responses, supplies the commander for any incidents and houses and maintains all equipment. WMD SRT members train an additional two times a month relative to regular SRT members.
Mobile Field Force
Naperville officers are also integral members the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) Region 4 Mutual Aid Response Team. Also called the Mobile Field Force, this highly-trained and equipped group provides a rapid, organized and discipline response to civil disorder, crowd control or public safety emergencies that exceed the effective ability of local enforcement. Duties may include, but are not limited to providing evacuation assistance, rescuing victims or police officers under hazardous conditions, apprehending multiple offenders in crowd situations or controlling or disbursing unruly crowds.