Special Response Team


The Falmouth Police Department’s Special Response Team consists of nine members, including one captain, two lieutenants, and six patrol officers. The team is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Special Response Team may operate as a single unit or as a member of the Upper Cape Cod Regional Special Response Team (including Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office and the Mashpee Police Department).  

The primary purpose of the Special Response Team is as a life saving organization.

The team’s specially trained personnel provide tactical response to special threats, such as hostage situations, barricaded persons, sniper and terrorism incidents, major disturbances or riots, and work/school place violence.  

The Special Response Team will also be activated when a significant potential exists for the occurrence of a special threat situation, such as executing high-risk search and/or arrest warrants, armed robbery stakeouts, dignitary protection and search and rescue missions.

The team is armed with an array of high-tech equipment to include lethal and less lethal weapons, body armor and bullet-resistant shields, diversionary devices, chemical munitions (e.g., gas) and surveillance cameras and recording devices.

This page last updated on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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