Regional Support Tactical Team

What is the Regional Support Tactical Team?

In December of 2013, it was identified that there was a growing need for a specialized group of police officers to focus on the safe execution and containment of planned and unplanned high risk situations.  During past high risk incidents such as CDSA search warrants, weapons calls, armed and barricaded, the general patrol officers were required to respond to and deal with these situations without any specialized equipment or training.  Any specialized support such as the RCMP Emergency Response Team, was a few hours from local deployment.

 As a result , the Regional Support Tactical Team (RSTT) was formed as a joint specialized unit compromised of 9 members from the Altona, Morden, and Winkler Police Services.  The RSTT has partnered with the Winnipeg Police Tactical Support Team (TST) for training needs and skill development.  After completing the initial training, the RSTT with the assistance of the Winnipeg TST have identified training and equipment needs for the RSTT.  The RSTT is now mandated to execute all search warrants, CDSA search warrants and firearm search warrants in their respective service areas. 

The RSTT will make an impact by providing a safe support unit for general patrol officers as well as provide an organized response to critical incidents.

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