Specialty Units

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Crisis Intervention Team

In order to serve the residents of the Town of Leesburg to the best of its ability, the Leesburg Police Department has at its disposal a Crisis Intervention Team (C.I.T). This team is made up of seasoned officers as well as staff from the Loudoun County Department of Mental Health Emergency Services Unit. The team responds to incidents such as barricades, suicidal persons, or hostage situations. The goal of the team is to facilitate the safe recovery of citizens or officers from any dangerous situation. Crisis Intervention Team members train at least once a month as a unit. All team members are trained in the art of negotiations. If an officer is selected for the team, they receive 80 hours in basic and advanced negotiations. All members are volunteers. Their roles on the team are in addition to their regularly assigned duties. The Crisis Intervention team works hand in hand with the Emergency Response Team.

Honor Guard Team 

 The Leesburg Police Department's Honor Guard Team is a voluntary detail comprised of Leesburg Police Officers. The Honor Guard Team’s mission is to professionally and respectfully recognize and honor the importance of our nation's flag and those who have sacrificed for it. The Honor Guard Team performs a variety of functions to include funeral details, memorial services, and other ceremonial events as directed by the Chief of Police. 

The Honor Guard Team is organized, managed, and led by the Honor Guard Team Commander who is appointed by the Operations Division Commander. The unit members possess a high level of military bearing, professionalism, and physical fitness. They are directly responsible for representing the Chief, the Department, and the Town as a whole in a manner that is consistent with our high standards and values of Leadership, Pride and Dedication.