Emergency Response Unit
The Special Operations Division supports patrol operations within the Bryan Police Department by deploying specially trained personnel to assist departmental components with specialized tactical, traffic and planning services.
The Bryan Police Departmentís Directed Deployment Team (DDT) is dedicated to the suppression of all types of organized crime and to positive interaction through specialized operations within the community. Examples of organized and/or vice crimes include but are not limited to narcotics use and sales, prostitution, and gambling.
When needed, the DDT will also assist other departments with high profile cases or surveillance, such as assisting CID with investigating a string of armed robberies, or any other specialized event deemed needed by the special operations lieutenant.
NARCOTIC INFORMATION HOTLINE
If you have information concerning narcotics in your neighborhood that you would like to share with the Drug Enforcement Team you may click on the link below to submit the information. You may request a follow up call by leaving your name and telephone number. If you wish to leave anonymous information, please be as detailed as possible. All information provided is kept confidential, and will be investigated for accuracy.
To submit information about drug or gang activity, click here.
Sgt. Shane Bush Supervisor, Drug Enforcement Team (979) 209-5362 | email
The Bryan Police Departmentís Drug Enforcement Team (DET) is dedicated to the investigation, suppression, and successful prosecution including asset forfeiture of all upper level illegal narcotic traffickers.
After federal funding was eliminated for drug task forces the Bryan Police Department developed and implemented the Drug Enforcement Team (DET). DET is currently assigned to the Special Operations division and works with all other units in the department to investigate and dismantle the upper levels of large scale narcotic trafficking operations. The unit uses Confidential Informants, undercover/covert operations, and search warrants to accomplish this goal. The unit not only files criminal charges but also actively uses asset forfeiture proceedings to seize assets such as vehicles, homes, property, currency, etc. of these traffickers that were used in or accrued with the proceeds from illegal narcotic trafficking. The DET works with local, state, and federal agencies to maximize their effectiveness in both the investigation and prosecution of illegal narcotic traffickers.
The Bryan Police Department embraces a contemporary approach to peacefully resolve special threat situations through the simultaneous use of containment and negotiation. This approach is used in order to increase the probability of a non-violent solution to the incident. The saving of human life, whether it be hostages, suspects, police officers, or other innocent persons, is the primary goal in dealing with special threat situations.
The Emergency Response Unit (ERU) is made up of three parts: The Tactical Response Team, the Crisis Negotiation Team, and the Logistical Support Team. Volunteer officers with primary assignments in other areas of the department make up the unit. Officers of the ERU regularly train together and are activated during incidents which are beyond the scope of traditional police response.