Friday, April 17, 2009

srt weekly report

Special Response Team

Weekly Report

April 4 – April 10, 2009



1.      Colonel Fielder and Sgt. Bivens made preparations to go to Red River Army Depot in Texarkana texas to pick up the two Humm Vees.

2.      Tuesday Colonel Fielder and Sgt. Bivens along with Clarence Townsel, went to Texas and picked up the two Humm Vees and brought them back to Helena West Helena. They were off loaded at the City Shop on Ohio Street Wednesday by City workers.

3.      Upon approval Sgt. Bivens along with Cpl. Cox will be attending a Basic Tactical Team Skills class taught at the LETA at Pocahontas June 1-5, 2009.

4.      Sgt. Bivens made final preparations for the Chicago training session next week for himself and Captain Vann and Sgt. Thomas. Sgt. Bivens, Capt. Vann, and Sgt. Thomas will be leaving for the ILEETA training in Chicago the week of April 19-26, 2009.


Wants and Needs:

a.       Telephone and answering machine for the temporary SRT office on Cherry Street. A telephone and answering machine is needed to set up a possible tip line for anonymous informants to leave messages on.

b.      Possibly a new cell phone with e-mail capability for Sgt. Bivens to receive messages with.

c.       When the S.R.T. starts training we will need more ammunition for pistols, shotguns and rifles. We will also need to start training with less lethal munitions. This will require purchasing these munitions from ALS Technologies in Bull Shoals, Ar.




Future plans:

1.      Meet with the Street and Sanitation workers the week of April 13 – 17, 2009,to discuss how they can help in our efforts to fight crime. They are out all hours of the day and no-one pays any attention to their activities as they work in the streets. It is possible they have already seen some criminal activity and don't know who they can talk to. Sgt. Bivens also has talked to Becky Fratesi with the West Helena Housing about meeting with their maintenance crew for the same discussuions.

2.      Set up a tip line on answering machine as to be able to receive calls from informants that want to remain anonymous but have information that needs to be known so it can be acted on.

3.      Start weekly training sessions with the Team members, starting the week of April13, 2009.

4.      Start drug interdiction in our neighborhoods as soon as Team members are ready and have some training behind them.




Gas usage for week


Black Crown Victoria: 16.5 gallons @ $1.99 a gallon, total $33.00















Sgt. Tommy Bivens

S.R.T. Troop Commander


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