MTPD is a member of the Bucks County south-central Special Emergency Response Team (SERT).  The south-central Bucks team is one of three in the county, and is made up of several participating police departments and the Bucks County Sheriff’s Office.  SERT responds to all emergency calls requiring either experienced negotiating, or a tactical presence beyond standard patrol capabilities.  MTPD has several SERT members who are either trained negotiators or tactical operators.  Typical SERT assignments would include high-risk warrant service, barricaded subjects, hostage situations, and other high risk assignments requiring the specialized training of the SERT team.  The team averages about 10 callouts per year.