The Muscatine Special Operations Response Team (MSORT) is a specialized unit consisting of individuals who have received additional training in weapons handling and tactical incidents. The MSORT consists of long rifle marksmen (snipers), tactical operators, tactical emergency medical personnel, (TEMS) and negotiators.
January 1, 2018 the Muscatine Police Department and the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office joined forces and created a multi-jurisdictional team currently known as MSORT. This replaced the SRT in both agencies and then MSORT was comprised of Muscatine Police Department, Muscatine County, West Liberty, Durant and Louisa County. In July of 2019 MSORT expanded its details to include Cedar County, Tipton and West Branch. Currently, MSORT has an assignment of approx. 90,000 people.