The mission of the Henderson Police Department Tact Team is to support the Henderson Police Department and any other requesting law enforcement agency with a tactical response to critical incidents. Critical incidents include:
Personal protection of VIPs or suspects based on threat or potential threat to the well being of those persons
Sniper situations, with the arrest or apprehension where the suspects are likely armed or there is a likelihood of armed resistance
Special assignments approved by the Chief of Police or tact commander, based upon the level of threat or the need for a special expertise
The Henderson Police Department Tact Team is under direct supervision of Lt. James (Jiffy) Dukes, and is made up of officers who volunteer for the additional assignments. Those officers choosing to serve on the Tact Team are required to meet both higher firearms and physical fitness standards, as well as attend more specialized training in order to maintain active status on the unit.