Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT)

The Critical Incident Response Team (C.I.R.T.) is responsible for providing a rapid response of specialized personnel and equipment to incidents of a critical nature. The C.I.R.T. team is comprised of two separate elements, Negotiations and Tactical, and work in unison to respond to the critical incident, while protecting the life and property of the citizens of Alameda.

Critical incidents include but are not limited to:

  • High risk arrests
  • Hostage incidents
  • Barricaded subjects
  • Rescue incidents in areas endangered by gunfire
  • Assisting and protecting police and/or fire units engaged with mobs, looters, and arsonists