In 2006, the Helena Police Department and the Lewis and Clark Sheriff’s Office created a joint team of officers to train and specialize in crowd control techniques, civil disturbances, and various types of rescue operations. 

The CDT can be assisted by members of the Special Events Team as needed for the arrests of suspects.   The team is also capable of utilizing chemical agents and non-lethal weapons. While the two agencies do not foresee any future problems in our community involving civil disturbances, the two departments want to ensure that the team is available and properly trained so that if any situations do arise, they can be handled in the most  professional manner.