South Suburban Major Crimes Taskforce (SSMCTF)
The Bedford Park Police Department are members of the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force (SSMCTF). The mission of the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force is to provide comprehensive investigative services to all participating member agencies. These services include, but are not limited to, major drug related violent crimes including homicides, non-parental kidnappings, and other exceptionally heinous crimes when requested to do so by the Police Chief of the member agency with the approval of the Board of Directors.
The SSMCTF, under the Command of the Cook County Sheriff's Police Department and the Illinois State Police has the responsibility of supervising 54 South Suburban Police Departments who have assigned approximately 150 investigators. These members investigate real or suspected violent crimes which necessitate a substantial commitment of resources for a prolonged period of time, or which require the application of complex or unusual investigative techniques and expertise.
Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team (S.M.A.R.T)
A multi-agency accident investigation team made up of accident investigators from sur-rounding suburban agencies.
This group of accident investigators assists the Bedford Park Police Department with the investigation of major accidents in the Village of Bedford Park.
5th District Swat
The Bedford Park Police Department is a member of the 5th District SWAT unit. The unit is comprised of members from participating police departments from the 5th District Circuit Court area. Members of the unit are highly trained police officers who are specifically trained to respond to High Risk Armed offender situations.
The unit was formed through a mutual need of services that a SWAT Unit provides, but local police departments could not provide with available resources. The collaboration of several police departments through a joint effort successfully put together a multi-jurisdictional SWAT unit that provides professional SWAT services in the Southwest Suburbs.
Among the services provided by the 5th District SWAT unit are high risk warrant service, barricaded subjects, crowd control and active shooter response. The unit provides cost effective SWAT officers to municipalities who would be hard pressed, due to their size and financial resources to respond to these situations on their own.
The 5th District Swat Team is overseen by a Board of Directors and maintains a rigorous monthly training schedule. In addition to Bedford Park, the following departments participate in the 5th District SWAT unit; Alsip, Bridgeview, Chicago Ridge, Countryside, Evergreen Park, Hickory Hills, and Worth.