Purchased a LENCO B.E.A.R. (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response - vehicle) using Homeland Security funds
Responded to a call to assist the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, with a barricaded suspect
Assisted the Metro Unit with the service of five high-risk search warrants
Assisted the Police Department's Detective division with service of a high-risk arrest warrant
Assisted in the search of an armed subject's residence, and several square miles of forest land in the area of his residence after the subject fled from officers
Hostage Negotiations Team
Acquisition of a state-of-the-art crisis phone with observation capabilities
Members gained familiarity with the new equipment and attended a combined training with the Tactical Operations Team and Explosives Disposal Team
Two negotiators attended a 40 hour Public Agency Training Council Seminar, taught by a retired New York Police Department officer with many years of experience as a full-time negotiator
Responded to seven calls for service, three of which were law enforcement jurisdictions outside the City of Flagstaff. Most of the calls involved a weapon, during two incidents the suspect discharged a weapon. The most intense call out of the year occurred in the Coconino County Sheriff's jurisdiction when a suspect barricaded himself inside his residence after an altercation with his brother. A negotiator responded to the residence along with the Tactical Operations Team, but the suspect ignored the negotiator and shot at the officers. A tactical entry was made and the suspect was arrested.
Explosive Disposal Team
Responded to 17 calls for service both inside and outside the City of Flagstaff. Many of these calls were for improvised explosive devices.
Conducted numerous explosive destruction, inspections, sweeps for bomb threats, security assignments and dignitary protection details
Provided training to law enforcement officers and civilians on bomb threats, explosive identification, explosive breaching, mail/package bombs, search techniques, suicide bombers and large vehicle bombs.
Participated in several hundred hours of standard skills training
Attended specialized training at International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators International Convention
One member attended and graduated from the Bomb Technician Recertification Course in Huntsville, Alabama