Tactical Operations

The CPD Tactical Team is comprised of members from various divisions of the department. Members are chosen from veteran applicants who must pass physical, psychological, and firearms proficiency tests. Tactical Team Officers are on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Officers work their regular duty assignments in the following areas:
  • Patrol  
  • Investigations 
  • Narcotics
  • School Resource
The Tactical Team consists of an Entry Team, Counter Sniper Team, and Negotiations Team. Each member of these teams has specialized training to better enable them to perform their duties. A few of the specialized courses members of the team have attended are:
  • SWAT 
  • Hostage Negotiation
  • SWAT Weapons/Submachine Guns
  • Counter Sniper I, II and III
  • Specialized Impact
  • Munitions
  • Distraction Devices
  • Rappelling
The Tactical Team trains monthly and is readily available to be used in the City of Cartersville as well as in any neighboring agency in Bartow County.

Hostage Situations, Barricaded Suspects and High Risk Warrant Execution are just a few of the situations that the team is trained for. The Tactical Team is activated only by the Chief of Police.
For more information regarding the Tactical Team, please contact the team commander Captain J.L. Cheek at 770-606-6983.

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  1. Captain John L. Cheek
    Deputy Commander of Tactical Team

"Semper Paratus"
(Always Ready)