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Metro STAR

Metro Special Tactics and Response (S.T.A.R.) is a specialized unit within the Homeland Security Bureau.  They provide personnel trained in the use of specialized equipment to handle a wide variety of critical incidents.

Some of the areas that members have expertise include:
  • Active Shooter
  • Armed Assaults
  • Barricaded subjects
  • Bombings
  • Civil disobedience
  • Dignitary Escort and Protection
  • Events with large number of ill, injured or deceased
  • Hijacking
  • Hostage taking
  • Intentional releases of hazardous materials
  • Threats to commit a terrorist act
  • Waterway Operations
Some of the different teams within Metro S.T.A.R. are:
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Team
  • Entry Team
  • Rifle Team
  • Crisis Negotiations Team
  • Waterway Operations