Special Response Team

Brookings Area Special Response Team


The purpose of this unit is to provide the Brookings Police Department, the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Police Department and the Brookings County Sheriff's Office with increased police capability to effectively control and resolve highly volatile incidents. These incidents include but are not limited to:

  • Barricaded and/or hostage incidents
  • High-risk warrant service operations
  • Persons with weapons
  • Suicidal calls involving weapons

Team Elements

The Brookings Area SRT consists of two elements: the entry team and a sniper team, both under the direct supervision of the tactical commander.  Working closely with the SRT is our Crisis Negotiation Team. 

In this collaborative effort, it is understood that any local law enforcement agency can call upon the services of the SRT, if warranted, for deployment anywhere within the County of Brookings.

Mission Statement

Through consistent, thorough and disciplined training we may operate with our many refined parts as one elite body in the demand to preserve life, to provide our community with haste and excellence in the performance of safety in high-risk operations and to meet the demands of ever-changing challenges with ingenuity and a tactical mindset.