The Emergency Response Unit (ERU) Hazardous Materials Response Team (HMRT) is comprised of many highly and regularly trained members and responds to potentially dangerous situations in our jurisdiction. This team is made up of members from various aspects of the department such as Investigations and Patrol. Members are not a full-time Hazardous Materials Response Team and are activated on an on-call basis. The HMRT works closely with officers and other first responders to investigate and assist in making safe potentially hazardous incidents. When serving on the HMRT, hazardous duty pay is granted and regular attendance to training activities is required. The HMRT works closely with our partners from Manhattan Fire Department and has assisted the community in many types of investigations to include evidence collection and processing of crime scenes involving hazardous materials.
Making a commitment to the ERU Hazardous Materials Response Team requires a minimum employment of 2 years at Riley County Police Department as well as a selection process. Officers are required to perform various demanding specialized, physical tasks.