Based on popular culture, one would think a SWAT (special weapons and tactics) team armed with heavy-duty police equipment enters a building with their guns blazing to rescue a hostage.
That’s not the case, Sgt. Josh Richardson recently informed participants in Elizabethtown Police Department’s citizen police academy.
EPD’s Special Response Team is the only special operations police unit in the county, said Richardson, the unit’s team leader. It is a part-time team called out for incidents such as hostage rescues or barricaded suspects.