Brookhaven officers Patrick DiCicco, William McDaniel and John Clifford were extended this opportunity after passing a series of strenuous physical fitness tests. Their invitation to join this team means they represent the top 10 percent of all officers from four jurisdictions: Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and Johns Creek.
The officers will study and train to handle critical incidents, including hostage situations, high-risk apprehensions and sniper situations.
“I am proud of our officers’ hard work during the selection process and will support their commitment to this team as they continue their tactical training with exceptional officers from our neighboring law enforcement agencies,” Brookhaven Police Chief Gary Yandura said.
The concept of a regional team for north Atlanta was first introduced after the incorporation of the cities of Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and Johns Creek. Municipal law enforcement agencies in the new cities sought to provide better protection at a lower cost to taxpayers. In December 2009, the team was established allowing the cities to share costs, manpower and resources.