York County QRT

The above pictures are the team members deploying from the Hasty Van and the second picture is the Peacekeeper with new paint scheme.

The Newberry Township Police Department has two officers that are affiliated with the York County Quick Response Team. We have two tactical team members assigned to the team. The QRT is a county wide team of officers from various police agencies around York County that provide specialized services to police departments when they encounter dangerous situations such as barricaded persons, hostage rescue situations, high risk warrants and many others.

Negotiations Response Team (NRT)

As a negotiator the officer is required to undergo an extensive training program to become qualified to handle such high stress incidents. The negotiators assist the tactical team members by gathering intelligence and communicating with suspects that have barricaded themselves or taken hostages. The NRT (Negotiations Response Team) is a vital part of the success of the QRT (Quick Response Team). The NRT recently acquired a new vehicle pictured below to allow negotiators to respond to scenes and operate from this vehicle.

Quick Response Team (QRT)

Tactical officers in the Bunker/Cover position

Officers assigned to the Tactical Team element of the QRT are required to undergo three weeks of SWAT training at either Baltimore County or Baltimore City Police Departments. The training is very physically demanding and requires officers to perform rigorous calisthenics and running for long distances. The training involves both physical training and tactical training culminating in completing real life scenarios. Officers become certified tactical officers upon graduation. Tactical officers receive additional training with their equipment and attend biological and chemical training.

Tactical Officers conducting officer down rescue drills.

The officers from Newberry Township that participate in the York County Quick Response Team will be able to pass on that training and experience to other officers and will enable our Department to better serve this community. The training these officers receive and pass on will save lives in this community.

To read more about the York County Quick Response Team, please see this link yorkcountyswat

  • Newberry Township Police Department
  • 1905 Old Trail Rd. Etters, PA 17319
  • Call: 717.938.2608
  • Fax: 717.938.2532
  • E-mail: police@newberrypd.org
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