President - Detective Drew Smith, Westminster Police Department Vice President - Sgt. Nick Sprague, Broomfield Police Department Treasurer - Officer Tom O'Donnell, Castle Rock Police Department Southeastern Regional Rep. - Sgt. Jason Hess, El Paso County Sheriff's Office Northwest Regional Rep. - Sergeant Jonathan Lovins, Avon Police Department Easter Regional Rep. - Sergeant David Wiles, Greeley Police Department
Thanks to the existing board members who stepped up into the vacant slots as well as to the new members of the Board!
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The Rocky Mountain Tactical Team Association is dedicated to fostering cooperation between tactical teams and for the sharing of knowledge of new product ideas and innovative training. The Association provides updated schedules and information for ongoing law enforcement training for teams, commanders, negotiators, emergency medical personnel and individual operators.
The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteous are bold as a lion.
- PROVERBS 28:1
WHAT IS THE RMTTA
The Rocky Mountain Tactical Team Association is a professional organization of first responders involved in tactical operations working in the Colorado-Wyoming region. Membership is open to law enforcement agencies (team membership) and to individuals currently employed by local, county, state of federal departments or the military. Narcotics enforcement officers, paramedics, tactical negotiators and dispatchers are also part of our growing organization. Corporate memberships for companies involved in tactical-related products are also welcome
The concept of SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) first originated in the 1960s following several infamous incidents, most notably the Texas Tower shootings. The Los Angeles Police Department became the premier agency in recognizing that the average police officer was often under-equiped and under-trained to adequetly deal with ever-increasingly dangerous situations. This developed into the modern tactical team that is now seen throughout the United States at local, state and federal levels of law enforcement. Known variously as SWAT, SERT, STAR, AHRT, ERT or other names, these teams of specially-trained officers now deal effectively with the most dangerous of incidents. Duties when required include barricaded suspects, hostage situations, active violence incidents and high-risk warrant service. Further specialties include extraordinary rescues, tracking and dignitary protection.