The Berkshire County Regional Strategic Response Team is a between collaboration between the Pittsfield Police Department and seven other county police departments across Western MA. The team trains together, to prepare to respond to "higher risk" incidents such as "high-risk drug raids," for which they have access to armored vehicles. iBerkshires.com reports that The Berkshire County Regional Strategic Response Team "is comprised of 22 members, 14 of whom are Pittsfield officers. Seven county police departments have officers on the team, including North Adams, Williamstown, Sheffield, Lee and Great Barrington."
The Berkshire County Regional Strategic Response Team obtained a $300,000 grant in 2000, a sizeable portion of which "was spent on [a] bullet-proof military-style vehicle from Pittsfield-based Lenco Armored Vehicles at the time when Lenco Industries was transforming its military BEAR (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response) truck into a SWAT-friendly BearCat (Counter Attack Truck)."