Special Police Units

TACT Team

It is the policy of the Wyoming Department of Public Safety to use a specially trained team of officers with alternative weapon capabilities to resolve high risk incidents while attempting to minimize the potential for injury or death to those involved. This Tactical Arrest and Confrontation Team (TACT) receives special training and equipment to enhance its ability to bring high risk incidents to a successful resolution. The mission of TACT is to save lives by attempting to reduce the risk of injury and loss of life to hostages, innocent citizens, law enforcement officers and suspects.

Calls requiring tactical activation can and do occur at all hours of the day and night.  Our personnel are not on “stand-by” but strive to maintain an operational attendance goal of 80%. In 2016, the team obtained an 87% attendance average.

 

 

K9 Unit

The Wyoming Department of Public Safety K9 team consist of four K9 Handlers/teams.   All four K9 teams are dual purpose trained patrol dogs which involves both the apprehension of suspects and location of contraband and/or evidence.   Each K9 team is certified by the United States Police Canine Association and the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers.

      Officer Sanderson & Azar           Officer Wells & Jett

Officer Patterson & Chase           Officer Eisen & Dutch

 

To schedule a K-9 demonstration please complete the Demonstration Request form and email it to Sgt. Robert Aungst.   All request will be reviewed by the K-9 Unit supervisor; you will be notified by telephone or email in regard to your request.

     

Honor Guard 

The Wyoming Police Honor Guard is made of trained Wyoming Police Officers led by Lt. James Maguffee. The unit represents our City and agency for events including police retirement ceremonies, new police hires, the Department’s annual awards ceremony, local and regional National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial (NLEOM) events, Veterans Day observations, and various community events.  We also participate in the Kent Metro Honor Guard, a collaborative team of honor guards from around metro Grand Rapids. 

RSVP

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) provides services that include: criminal intelligence services, food bank deliveries, pawn shop reports, patrol service assistance, public relation activities, area school services, "you are not alone" visits, fleet service assistance, warrant audits, and administrative services assistance.  For additional information about our RSVP program, please contact Lt. Steffes at 616-530-7338.