The Oak Forest Police Department is one of 22 member agencies that forms the South Suburban Emergency Response Team (SSERT). SSERT is a special weapons and tactics team trained to undertake assignments typically involving very dangerous and volatile situations. We typically refer to such units as S.W.A.T. teams.
As a result of this intergovernmental effort, Oak Forest and other Southland communities benefit from the specialized training and equipment provided by SSERT.