Special Tactics and Response (STAR) Team

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The purpose of the Special Tactics and Response Team is to support the Smyrna Police Department with a tactical response to critical events and other specialized assignments within the Town of Smyrna. Special Tactics and Response Team duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Hostage Rescue
  • High Risk/Violent Felony Arrests
  • Searches for Escapees/Wanted Subjects
  • Select Civil Disturbance/Crowd Control
  • Tactical Patrol
  • Barricaded Suspects
  • High Risk Search/Arrest Warrants
  • Barricaded Subjects

The S.T.A.R. Team is comprised of members of the Smyrna Police Department, Clayton Police Department, and the State of Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement (DATE). The Kent County Paramedics also have members assinged to the team who are available for any medical emergencies during critical events.