The Monroe Police Department has an Emergency Response Team (ERT) with specially trained operators and negotiators. The team has combined with the Lafayette and Green Co. Sheriff's Offices ERT units, which has allowed for a substantially larger compliment of members, equipment, and capabilities not normally afforded to a department of our size. Throughout the year, the team may be called out to multiple high-risk situations, including armed barricaded subjects, and high-risk warrant service. Each team member is an experienced officer, and has completed specialized courses in advanced tactical response and weaponry. The team also conducts skill building exercises in true-to-life scenarios year round. When activated, a response may include a fully staffed mobile command post, support personnel, and three complete tactical teams.