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Critical Incident Response Unit
CIRU Mission
The mission of the Critical Incident Response Unit (CIRU) is to provide the department with a dedicated, highly organized, and specially trained unit that can respond to and resolve crisis situations.

Dual Teams
The CIRU is divided into two components: The Crisis Response Team (CRT) and The Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT). The CRT and CNT work in tandem towards the safe and successful resolution of critical incidents.

CRT (SWAT) is composed of meticulously selected candidates who are trained in special operations including advanced marksmanship, team tactics, and breaching techniques.

CNT provides negotiations support to the CIRU mission. CNT personnel are also carefully selected and provided with advanced training in police negotiations.