The purpose of the Tactical and Containment Team is for local officers to be able to quickly respond, handle, and contain a high risk hostage or armed standoff scene until the New Hampshire State Police (NHSP) SWAT Team arrives and takes primary tactical responsibility for the incident.
This team is also used independently to conduct warrant entries in cases where a greater caution is needed than average search and arrest warrants, due to the nature of the crime or intelligence gathered.
As well, some situations do not rise to a level that NHSP will provide services, in which case our team will handle the incident.
Lebanon in Depth
Retired City Manager Greg Lewis chats with Lieutenant Richard Smolenski of the Lebanon Police Department Tactical and Containment Team. Lieutenant Smolenski was Corporal at the time of this interview.