Tactical Response Team

This team is specially trained to provide medical support to tactical law enforcement officials for missions that may be of a high-risk nature. “Tactical Medics” are trained and equipped to function in a high-risk environment providing specialized skills and equipment for the safety of all concerned. The Team currently provides support to The NJSP Teams unit, Monmouth County Emergency Response Team (MOCERT) Manchester Police as well as other local Law Enforcement agencies.

MONOC’s Tactical team may be called upon to operate at

  • Hostage Situations
  • Mass Shootings
  • High Risk warrants or raids
  • Dignitary protection
  • Tactical police training

The team is made up of management staff all of whom are trained in the sub-specialty of EMS known as tactical medicine. Several have attended the nationally recognized training program CONTOMS, which was organized by the Casualty Care Research Center (CCRC) within the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University (USU).

Staff training is designed to provide a comprehensive approach to emergency care and operational medical support in the tactical environment. It is focused on the broad range of knowledge and skills required for crisis management medical response including: care under fire; Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD); medical counterterrorism; protective operations; medicine across the barricade and team health.

The team periodically participates in training evolutions with the members of the SWAT teams for tactical movement and team integration, CS gas exposure, weapons familiarization and communications. We also provide lectures and classes for the SWAT team members: self-care after wounding, environmental emergencies, clearance for incarceration are a few examples.

We receive requests for medical support through our dispatch center. The Team Commander will contact the requesting agency for the specific details which include mission profile, briefing location, radio frequencies and point of contact. The team is then activated and will arrange for the dedicated paramedic ambulance to be retrieved. They will attend the mission briefing and obtain specific information call a threat assessment. Hospitals, trauma centers and landing zone coordinates will be identified.

Law enforcement representatives interested in further information regarding MONOC’s Tactical Response Team should contact Director of Operations Andrew Caruso at andy.caruso@monoc.org or (732) 919-3045, extension 1154.