The Special Enforcement Team (S.E.T.) is a small group of highly trained, specially equipped Deputies introduced into crisis situations to safely and efficiently resolve them.
The purpose of the Special Enforcement Team is to assist Sheriff's Department personnel and allied agencies in high risk/crisis situations that occur throughout the county. Originally formed in 1978 with six members, the team has grown to 19 members and continues to be a valuable asset to the Sheriff's Department in resolving high risk situations. Although the team has several goals when activated, the primary goal is the safety of all persons involved.
The mission of the Special Enforcement Team varies from high risk search warrants, hostage situations, barricaded suspects, dignitary protection, crowd and riot control, terrorist group actions, assist county narcotics teams, and to assist patrol and investigations with situations they are not trained or equipped to handle. The Special Enforcement Team is also available and frequently used for static displays at community functions, schools, fairs and other organizations.