All Hazards Response Team

The AHRT Team is a joint effort between various law enforcement agencies in the county.

AHRT is a collateral assignment with its members being full time Patrol Officers, School Resource Officers, Detectives and Supervisors.

AHRT currently includes sworn officers from the Rifle Police Department the Glenwood Springs Police Department, and the Garfield County Sheriff's Office.
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Specialized Training

Members of AHRT receive specialized training in negotiations, active shooter, weaponry, less lethal munitions, chemical munitions, distraction devices, haz-mat operations, tactical tracking, rappelling, and breaching.

The AHRT Team is available 24 hours a day to any Law Enforcement agency in the county to assist with a variety of calls including high-risk warrant service, high-risk arrests, barricaded suspects, haz-mat situations, sniper incidents, VIP security, major case follow-up and crowd control. The team and its equipment are partially funded through grants made possible by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.
Mission Statement of AHRT
"Recognizing that the presence of a highly trained, highly skilled tactical unit has been shown to substantially reduce the risk of injury or loss of life to citizens, police officers, firefighters and suspects. By recognizing that a well managed 'team' response to critical incidents usually results in a successful resolution of critical incidents, it is the intent of the All Hazards Response Team to work together to provide a highly trained and skilled tactical team as a resource for those that are in need."

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