The Griffin Police Department's Special Response team (SRT) responds to incidents that are deemed "high risk" or are considered to be outside of the realm in which a normal response would be practical, or is deemed unsafe. Such incidents include hostage situations, barricaded suspects, high risk warrant service, dignitary protection, surveillance, search warrant execution and other tactical situations.
The SRT is not a stand-alone unit; instead its members are assigned to each shift and division where they perform duties as uniformed patrol officers and criminal investigators until they receive a call to respond to a tactical situation.
Team member training includes dynamic and static entry methods, hostage negotiation and rescue, dignitary protection, use of force, less than lethal force, full auto weapons, tactical rifle and counter-sniper measures.
The SRT has responded to over 750 tactical operations since its inception in 2006.