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Special Operations Response Team (SORT)
Team Overview
The Collegedale Police Department's Special Operations Response Team (SORT) is comprised of officers that are from several different divisions within the department. The commander is Sergeant Mike Kepner. SORT is utilized for high risk warrant service, barricaded subjects, hostage rescue, missing person searches, wilderness rescue, and other hazardous duties as deemed necessary by the chief of police.

Officers with Collegedale SORT have trained with federal, state, and local agencies from across the nation. They are unique in the aspect that they not only deal with tactical situations, but are also trained in rescue and disaster roles as well. The team not only responds to incidences within the City of Collegedale, but also assists agencies throughout our 10-county Tennessee Homeland Security district.


City of Collegedale | 4910 Swinyar Drive, Collegedale, TN 37315-1880 | Ph: (423) 396-3135 | Fx: (423) 396-3138 | Community Contacts