The Special Response Team (SRT), commonly known as SWAT, is a highly trained tactical unit designed for deployment during high risk incidents and to augment patrol and detective personnel where a highly trained group response is required. These incidents may include, but are not limited to, hostage situations, high-risk search warrants, high profile escort, and crowd control. 

Members of the SRT serve on a voluntary basis. All members of the team hold other primary assignments within the department including patrol officers, detectives, and Special Operations. The SRT consists of one commander, twelve operators, three paramedics, and one auxiliary member.  It was established in 1986 and still contains one of the original members. The SRT trains a minimum of eight hours per month in addition to the critical operations throughout the year. 

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  • 2530 Maria Louise Lane Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

  • Telephone 573.339.6621
  • Email [email protected]