Dignitary Protection Team (DPT)

The Dignitary Protection Team (DPT) is maintained to provide the Department with a team of specially trained officers responsible for the protection and escort of government officials and dignitaries. Comprised of 20 officers, this team routinely trains with U.S. Secret Service.

This team has been responsible for many special protective details through the years including current and previous Presidential visits, elected officials both internally and externally to the United States, and other dignitaries. The team works collectively with other local, state, and federal agencies on these specialized assignments. Recently, the team was responsible for the planning, management, and provision of security for the Fox News nationally televised Republican Presidential Debate held at our Peace Center for Performing Arts.

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