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Special Response Team

Special Response Team (SRT) functions

The Effingham City/County Special Response Team (SRT) is a part-time, multi-jurisdictional team comprised of members of the Effingham Police Department, Effingham County Sheriff's Office, and Altamont Police Department. The members of the SRT also have normal law enforcement duties such as patrol or criminal investigations. The Effingham City/County SRT is a specialized unit that is trained and equipped to handle a variety of situations that require more than just a patrol officer response such as:

  • High-risk warrant service involving narcotics
  • Fugitive apprehension

Each member of the team is a highly skilled and experienced officer who undergoes continuous training to maintain their proficiency and readiness to respond to critical incidents.  Members of the SRT conduct monthly training in:

  • Firearms proficiency
  • Tactical operations and communications
  • Less lethal munitions
  • Search warrant service and executions
  • Active killer situations
  • Defensive tactics


SRT Team Contact

Derek DePoister

(217) 347-0774 extension 5322
110 South 3rd Street
Effingham, IL 62401
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