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POLICE RECRUITING POLICE RECRUIT S.E.R.T Special Emergency Response Team The Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) was

S.E.R.T Special Emergency Response Team

The Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) was formed and became a full-time unit in 1992. Prior to being named SERT the unit was called the Special Weapons and Operations Squad (SWOS). The unit was

initially formed in 1975 as the Emergency Squad and has had a number of name changes since that date. Prior to 1992 the unit was

part-time, with officers performing normal

policing duties with tactical training in this specialist police role conducted on one day per fortnight.

Today the unit is full-time with staff dedicated principally to the special police operations

role. The unit can be tasked with a myriad of duties ranging from surveillance tasks to counter-terrorist operations. This is

specifically highlighted by our mission.

MISSION

To provide a specialist service to the community and support police operations by the attainment of a high level of expertise and professionalism in resolving incidents which exceed normal police capabilities.

CHARTER

To respond to a terrorist incident within the arrangements agreed to under the National Anti-Terrorist Plan.

Provide specialist police capability to resolve incidents which are potentially violent and exceed normal police capabilities.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Consideration for appointment to SERT will include the following criteria:

Having completed all phases of the Field Training component, Queensland Police, prior to application;

Have two years service in the QPS or

equivalent experience or skills;

 

Assessed

as

a

suitable

level

of

physical

fitness

to

perform

SERT

duties;

Assessed as psychologically suitable to perform SERT duties;

High standard of dedication and

 

motivation

Willing to

undertake

an

intensive

assessment and selection process;

 

High level of self-discipline;

 

An undertaking to transfer to SERT upon successful completion of the Selection Course and be transferred to Cairns SERT or Brisbane SERT as required.

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POLICE RECRUITING POLICE RECRUIT OPERATIONAL CAPABILITIES High Risk Warrant Execution SERT can perform entry to premises

OPERATIONAL CAPABILITIES High Risk Warrant Execution

SERT can perform entry to premises in high risk situations for the purpose of detaining persons located within and ensuring the premises is safe for investigating police.

Less Lethal Tactics

SERT have specialist tactics and equipment

to deal with specific situations which may

not require the use of lethal force.

Waterborne Tactical Operations

SERT have specialist techniques and equipment to deal with situations on vessels whether moored or underway.

Airborne Operations

SERT are able to deploy and extract from an incident scene via specialist airborne roping techniques.

Counter-terrorist Operations

SERT are able to respond to a terrorist incident in accordance with the standards set out in the National Anti-Terrorist Plan.

POLICE RECRUITING POLICE RECRUIT OPERATIONAL CAPABILITIES High Risk Warrant Execution SERT can perform entry to premises

High Angle Rescue Techniques

SERT have the capabilities of performing

High Angle Rescues.

High Risk Escorts

SERT have the capability to perform high-risk escorts of prisoners or protected goods.

Court Security

SERT have the capability to perform security

at court complexes in specific cases.

Medics

SERT have the capability to provide specialist

medical support to SERT members or other police personnel.

Siege Incidents

SERT have the capability to provide specialist tactical skills for the containment, evacuation, negotiation and resolution of siege incidents.

Armed Offender Intervention

SERT have the capability to provide specialist tactical skills for the detention, apprehension and arrest of armed offenders.

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Phone: (07) 3364 8000

email: recruiting@police.qld.gov.au

or visit www. police recruit .com.au