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Fast-response police unit to counter terror rolls out in June

Fast-response police unit to counter terror rolls out in June

A new fast-response police unit trained to react swiftly to armed threats across Singapore will be up and running from June to beef up the counter-terrorism strategy. The Emergency Response Teams (ERTs), which were unveiled yesterday at the annual Police Workplan Seminar and Exhibition, will be the first wave of responders in the event of a terrorist attack. Each team comprises four or five officers, who will be the first on the scene within 15 minutes to engage and neutralise the attackers. The ERT officers are selected from the six major land divisions, where they will also be based. Equipped with HK MP 5 sub-machine guns and trained in counter-assault skills, they will focus on containing threats quickly while minimising casualties. st_20160430_nhpolice30_2257397.jpg Related Story In an emergency, alert police via i-Witness The enhanced weapons are now used by the speci...

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