Chief of Police. Jason A. Simmons

Terrorism Team

Terrorism Team The Alton Police Department has been trained in the concepts of general terror awareness and provides intensive training to all members of the Tactical Response Team (TRT). TRT members receive specialized training in recognizing and responding to incidents of terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction and are equipped to safely and effectively secure and work within the scenes that such a disaster would create.

The TRT's equipment consists of a wide variety of state-of-the-art personal protective equipment (PPE) including Lanx Suits, self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), Patriot Hybrid Life Support Systems and other specialized tools and materials necessary to safely operate CBRN environments and in areas where a terrorist attack of any kind has occurred.

Establishing a strong relationship and cooperative partnerships between the Alton Police Department and various other city, state and federal agencies is critical when devising plans to combat and adequately respond to acts of terrorism. These relationships allow the Alton Police Department to stay informed of any intelligence reports, and to be prepared to take any necessary action to serve the citizens of Alton.

The following links to information are designed to acquaint you with the threat of terrorism and what can be done to prepare, survive and respond to a terrorist attack.

Citizens Preparedness Guide
Preparing Makes Sense, Get Ready Now
Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness