The New Glasgow Regional Police Service , has since January 2000, developed and maintained an Emergency Response Team (ERT), a highly trained and well equipped special weapons team that responds to high risk critical incidents, and whose mandate is “To provide support to Uniform Members with the primary objective to de-escalate the threat potential to victims, citizens, Police, and the suspect(s)”.
The ERT consists of 14 operators, led operationally by the team Sergeant, who reports directly to the D/Chief of Operations
Newly Acquired Equipment for Emergency Response
The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defense and the MP for Central Nova, looks at the new light armoured vehicle given to New Glasgow Regional Police Service with Chair of the New Glasgow Regional Police Commission Councillor Jack Lewis. The former revamped military vehicle will be a resource for emergency services if ever needed.
New Glasgow Police Commission Chair Jack Lewis explains that the newly acquired equipment is for emergency response that could range from officer safety to extreme weather.
"Although our area is not any higher risk than many, many communities, we are fortunate because we are better prepared to handle a broad scope of scenarios as a town and as a region," says Police Chair. Lewis. " The reality is that in this day and age, unpredictable situations can and do happen everywhere, from the smallest towns and villages, to major international cities. The global economy and information technology growing at a rapid rate has changed our exposure to both the good and the bad. This new equipment adds to resources that would only be used in an emergency situation. We have a safe community with the resourced needed to handle a wide scope of situations."