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Fort Bend Regional SpecialWeapons and Tactics Team SWAT
Fort Bend Regional SWAT TeamCounty Growth:The east side of Fort Bend County’sgrowth has been influenced by the growthof Houston for many years.This growth is now being experienced inthe west side of the county affecting areassuch as Rosenberg, Richmond and areasalong Hwy 59.
Fort Bend Regional SWAT Team Pre-Existing Team (SWAT) Missouri City PD Stafford PD Sugar Land PD Pre-Existing Team (SWAT) Rosenberg PD Pre-Existing Team (SOU) Fort Bend County SO
Fort Bend Regional SWAT TeamForesight: Law enforcement administrators saw a need to develop and maintain a highly effective SWAT response capability by joining together to standardize training and response capabilities.
Benefits of a Regional SWAT Team Strengthens response capabilities Allows for coordinated response among multiple agencies Improves service to community Raises training standards to National Tactical Officers Association Standards Allows for acquisition of additional equipment and vehicles Allows for coordinated interaction with regional SWAT teams throughout the UASI region Standardizes procedures Greatly improves manpower availability
Fort Bend Regional SWAT Team Initial Steps Taken: November, 2009 – Initial meetings were conducted with Chiefs and current Team Leaders of all participating agencies Team Leaders were asked to identify equipment and training shortfalls and submit a list of items (with costs) needed to develop the regional team prior to January 1, 2009. Chiefs began serving as a committee to develop the Inter-Local Agreement and overall direction of the program. Began Receiving UASI grant funding
Fort Bend Regional SWAT TeamPhase 1 – 2010 UASI Project Includes:* Lenco Bearcat Armored Vehicle (1)* All-terrain surveillance/inspection robots (2)* Shields w/ light kits (12)* Night vision optics for rifles (5)* Digital range finders (4)* Passive / Thermal night vision devices (4)* Hostage Negotiation equipment* Basic SWAT training (10)* Advanced SWAT training (5)* Basic Sniper School (2)* Specialized Training TOTAL $723,902.20
Fort Bend Regional SWAT TeamPhase 2 – 2011 UASI Project:*Additional Training*Additional Equipment* CBRNE Equipment / PPE TOTAL $238,000
Fort Bend Regional SWAT TeamPhase 3 – 2012 UASI Project:Self Contained Breathing ApparatusTraining TOTAL $35,000
Fort Bend Regional SWAT TeamBearcat Armored Vehicle* Stops up to 50 Cal. Rounds / ½ inch steel* On-Board Camera System / Night Vision* On-Board Explosive Gas Detector* Personnel Capacity: 10 Members* 2 Side-Rear Doors* 4 - Wheel Drive* Weighs 10 Tons* Ram
Fort Bend Regional SWAT TeamParticipating Agencies:* Missouri City Police Department* Rosenberg Police Department* Stafford Police Department* Sugar Land Police Department* Fort Bend County Sheriff ’s Office
Level 1 Response Fort Bend Regional SWAT Team East Division West Division Missouri City PD Level 2 Response FBC Sheriff’s Office Stafford PD Rosenberg PD Sugar Land PD Fort BendMissouri City Stafford Sugar Land Rosenberg Level 3 Response County PD PD PD PD Sheriff’s Office
Fort Bend Regional SWAT Team Board of Directors Sheriff M. Wright FBCSO Chief G. Fitzgerald MCPD Chief R. Gracia RosPD Chief B. Krahn SPD Chief D. Brinkley SLPDEast Division West DivisionCommander Capt. James Davis Commander Capt. Scott Soland Missouri City Team Leader FBCSO Team Leader Sgt. Kurt Maxheimer Sgt. Reggie Powell Rosenberg Team Leader Stafford Team Leader Sgt. Justin Crocker Sgt. Patrick Herman Sugar Land Team Leader Sgt. Wayne Coleman