Specialized Response Team

A Joint Effort

In the early 1980s, the Aberdeen Police Department created a specialized detachment of officers to respond to high-risk incidents such as armed barricaded incidents, hostage situations, and high-risk warrant service.

The birth of Aberdeen’s specialized response team emulated a nationwide trend of law enforcement agencies to increase the operational capability and response to an ever-increasing culture of violence.

Currently the Aberdeen Police Department and the Brown County Sheriff's Office utilize a joint effort of resources and manpower. Our team’s mission and goal is to respond to critical incidents and safely diffuse these incidents without injury or loss of life.

Crisis & Tactical/Rifle Elements

Our team is comprised of two components - a crisis negotiator element and a tactical and rifle element. The crisis negotiation team includes one team commander and 9 members of the APD trained in crisis negotiations.  The tactical and rifle team consists of one team commander and fourteen tactically trained members of the APD.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Aberdeen Police Department at 605-626-7911. If this is an emergency, please dial 911.

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