Tactical Services Unit
The Tactical Service Unit is a part-time tactical unit trained and equipped to respond to critical incidents. Members of the Tactical Service Unit are trained in several high risk areas such as, high risk warrant service, barricaded subjects, and hostage rescue.
The Tactical Service Unit, which includes two fully-trained snipers/observers, was created in the summer of 1998 and became operational in January of 1999. Since that time the unit has successfully handled a number of critical incidents.
Members of the Tactical Service Unit maintain other positions throughout the Wake Forest Police Department and serve on the unit as added duty.
Each member is required to pass a higher physical fitness and shooting standard and receive specialized training in tactical and weapons operation.