Welcome to the

York County Quick Response Team

Mission Statement

The mission of the York County Quick Response Team is to provide specialized tactical training to a select group of law enforcement officers within York County and to utilize these officers in the resolution of high-risk and volatile situations. The officers who are assigned to this specialized unit are dedicated to the protection of York County citizens and to assisting local law enforcement agencies during critical incidents.


The York County Quick Response Team (YCQRT) was formed in November 2002 to provide assistance to local law enforcement agencies in the management and resolution of special threats and high-risk incidents.

The tactical and negotiations teams are comprised of thirty five (35) law enforcement officers from various agencies including York City, Springettsbury Twp., York Area Regional, Spring Garden Twp, Northeastern Regional, Newberry Twp, Fairview Twp, West Manchester Twp, Penn Twp and the York County Sheriffs Office. These departments are united under mutual aid agreements to maximize available resources for response to incidents in a rapid and effective manner. Often, these types of response details can place a financial burden on the departments represented and/or the jurisdiction in which the call for assistance was initially generated.


The York County Quick Response Team held the 7th Annual Dare to Care 5k Walk/Run, Sunday August 31, 2013

The York County Quick Response Team was recently featured on FOX 43