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Strategic Response Unit



Daviess County SRU. SRU stands for Strategic Response Unit. SRU is similar in nature to a SWAT Team or ERT Team. The SRU consists of Adam Hunt, Troy Fuhs, JR Crew, Mark Bledsoe, Steve Sturgis, Keith Hinderliter, Aaron Harbstreit and Deven Shake. Back in 2013 the 8 of us Deputies who are on the team decided that there was real need for this on our Department. We have many capable and well trained Deputies on this Department; however, the simple fact is that there are just some situations that the 2 or 3 Deputies on duty with basic road officer equipment cannot safely and adequately handle by themselves.

We started this team with the goal of being highly capable of handling any situation that may arise in this county by not only having the equipment necessary but also the training to do so. We also had the goal that we wanted to do this ourselves. The 8 of us set down and came up with training schedules, prerequisites, physical standards and guidelines.

Since September of 2013 we have trained EVERY week. We have been able to send team members to Sniper School, Hostage Negotiating School, SWAT School, and have a certified instructor in Less Lethal and Chemical Munitions. We have made a PT Test that all team members are required to past twice a year as well as Firearm qualifications on all weapons that we are issued. Both the PT standards and the Firearm standards are above and beyond the requirements of the “average” officer.

We are trained and can handle any situation that may arise in this county and that may include but is definitely not limited to, Hostage Situation, Barricaded Subject, Active Shooter, High Risk Warrant Service, School Shooting, Suicidal Subjects with weapons, Riots and so many more unknown situations that may arise.