The goal of the Special Response Team (SRT) is to provide for the safety and protection of the people it serves by providing a highly coordinated efficient response, directed toward concluding extraordinary or critical incidents in the safest manner possible.
SRT's primary mission is to save lives. The team responds to critical incidents that may exceed the capabilities of patrol units such as armed, barricaded suspects, hostage situations, and high risk warrant service.
The SRT is comprised of experienced officers from both the Bozeman Police Department and the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office. Members of the SRT have all completed a rigorous testing process and train on a regular basis. Aside from the Primary SWAT training at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy, SRT members receive advanced training in specialized areas that may pertain to specific assignments such as marksman/observer, hostage negotiations, entry breaching, less-lethal munitions, chemical agents, and other areas as needed.
The SRT is an important asset to the police department and the community of Bozeman. Without this resource, our community would be dependent on teams from other distant cities for response to critical incidents.