Welcome, to the San Juan Law Enforcement Emergency Regional Response Team (LEERRT) tactical training and support website. This team was created to provide training resources and emergency support to small Law Enforcement agencies along the Texas-Mexico border to combat border related violence.

 

The San Juan Law Enforcement Emergency Regional Response Team (LEERRT) was created through a Homeland Security Grant awarded to San Juan Police Department in 2010 through the approval of the Homeland Security Advisory Committee managed by the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council.

 

The LEERRT is the first border regional tactical unit composed of 17 local law enforcement agencies created to respond to tactical operations across Hidalgo, Cameron, Starr, Willacy, Brooks and Jim Wells Counties.

 

All training and support provided by the San Juan Law Enforcement Emergency Regional Response Team (LEERRT) is in compliance with the national swat standards developed by the National Tactical Officers Association.The (LEERRT) is also a member of the Texas Tactical Police Officer’s Association and the National Tactical Officer’s Asssociation.

Register with LEERRT Coordinator A.Flores, PHONE: (956)223-2400 | EMAIL: aflores@sanjuanpolice.com
 
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The San Juan Law Enforcement Emergency Regional Response Team  was created in 2009 through a Homeland Security Grant awarded to San Juan Police Department. Its functions and responsibilities are to provide Specialized Emergency Response Services to Multi-Agencies that are part of the LEERRT team.

 

The team has 32 members from 17 different Law Enforcement Agencies from Hidalgo and Cameron Counties. The LEERRT is a nationally recognized emergency response team and has provided specialized training to hundreds of police officers in the region. San Juan LEERRT is the primary SWAT team for each participating agency and is under the command of the Police Chief requesting the assistance.

 

LEERRT Participating Agencies

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San Juan PD San Juan FD Alamo PD Donna PD Mercedes PD Palmview PD
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Palmhurst PD Penitas PD McAllen FD Rio Grande City La Joya ISD PD Brooks County Sheriff Dept.
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Hidalgo PD Sullivan City PD La Joya PD Weslaco EMC EMTF Donna ISD PD
SPI PD SPI Fire Dept. Laguna Vista PD Port Isabel PD Cameron Park PD Los Fresnos PD
 
Courses and Certifications offered:
  • Basic Swat
  • Advance Swat
  • Hostage Rescue
  • Vehicle Assault
  • Bus Assault
  • Dignitary Protection
  • Fast Rope
  • Rappelling
  • Manual Breaching
  • Ballistic Breaching
  • Mechanical Breaching
  • Thermal Breaching
  • Explosive Breaching
  • Pepperball
  • Taser
  • Tactical Shield
  • Active Shooter
  • NFDD
  • Less Lethal Munitions
  • Chemical Agents
  • Tactical Firearms
  • Defensive Tactics CQB
  • Tactical K9 Tactics
  • Emergency Driving
  • Armored Vehicle Tactics

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*Local SWAT trains Paraguayan special forces to counter violent crimes

Hidalgo Police joins regional SWAT team

 

SWAT Team During Training