Investigative Division


The Tactical Response Unit (TRU) is a designated unit of sworn police officers from the Dearborn Heights Police Department which is specifically trained and equipped to work as a coordinated unit to respond to critical incidents including hostage situations, barricaded suspects, snipers, terrorist acts and other high-risk incidents. As a matter of department policy, the TRU may also be deployed to serve high-risk warrants, both arrest and search, where public or officer safety issues compel the use of such a unit. The primary purpose of the Dearborn Heights Tactical Response Unit is to save lives.

Members of the TRU are highly-trained professionals. After undergoing extensive initial training in basic SWAT operations, the TRU constantly trains throughout the year. The TRU members spend hundreds of hours training each year in a wide variety of weapons and tactics and also lead the training of road patrol personnel in responding to critical incidents and active shooter situations.