Tactical Medic Unit

The Tactical Medic Unit was formed in June of 2016, and consists of one Lieutenant, one Sergeant and eight Officers.

The Tactical Medic Unit’s primary mission is to respond to calls for service with special threat situations and to provide emergency medical care until the scene is secure enough for other EMS providers to respond. TMU officers are also responsible for providing medical standby’s for all SWAT operations, high-risk arrest warrants, recruit close quarter survival training, recruit officer survival, police applicant agility testing, police community events, and any other police activities that have a high propensity for injury. TMU is also responsible for teaching all sworn police personnel a Basic Tactical Lifesaver Class, bi-annual Tactical Lifesaver Refresher, recruit Basic First-Aid and CPR, and classes on when and how to administer Narcan.  TMU officers also issue and resupply medical supplies utilized by officers in the field.

Training

Tactical Medic applicants are required to pass a physical fitness test, medical care based scenarios, trauma care based scenarios, firing range scenarios, team based scenarios, and an oral review board. After being selected, officers are required to obtain an EMT-B certification, followed by a Paramedic certification. TMU Officers are also required to complete Basic & Advanced SWAT Certifications, TCCC Certification, TCOLE Instructors Certification, and pass the medical protocol testing through the Office of the Medical Director.

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