New York State Police


As a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on our nation, New York State and the entire country recognized the threat of terrorist actions involving chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) material. The New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team (CCSERT) was created to train and equip members to respond to these events. Along with being prepared to respond to CBRNE incidents the four regional CCSERT teams are regularly called upon by other law enforcement agencies, for their expertise in responding to and mitigating various dangerous clandestine drug laboratories. These clan labs include but are not limited to, methamphetamine, fentanyl, steroids and ecstasy (MDMA).