The mission of the Special Response Team (SRT) is to support Kendall County law enforcement agencies with a tactical response to critical incidents. Critical incidents are defined as, but not limited to: armed/suicidal subjects, barricaded subjects, hostage situations, sniper situations, high-risk apprehensions, high-risk warrant services, dignitary protection, search and rescue, ILEAS Mobile Field Force security, and other special assignments.
The Kendall County Special Response Team’s goal is to provide a highly trained and skilled tactical team as a resource for any law enforcement agency in Kendall County to assist with the handling of critical incidents. Recognizing that a well managed team response to critical incidents usually results in successful resolution of these critical incidents, the Kendall County Special Response Team was created with interagency agreements to facilitate the formation of the team. The driving force behind the formation of the team was to provide a multi-jurisdictional team to protect human life during critical incidents that may exceed the capability of individual law enforcement agencies within Kendall County. The presence of this highly trained, highly skilled, multi-jurisdictional police tactical unit substantially reduces the risk of injury or loss of life to citizens, police officers, and suspects.