Emergency Response Team

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.

SSERT Communities

  • Blue Island
  • Burnham
  • Calumet City
  • Calumet Park
  • Chicago Heigts
  • Country Club Hills
  • Dixmoor
  • Flossmoor
  • Glenwood
  • Hazel Crest
  • Homewood
  • Lynwood
  • Matteson
  • Midlothian
  • Park Forest
  • Posen
  • Richton Park
  • Riverdale
  • Sauk Village
  • South Holland
  • Thornton
  • Tinley Park