Special Enforcement

Shoulder of Officer with uniform on

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 Office 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 includes:

  • Assist county narcotics teams
  • Assist patrol and investigations with situations they are not trained or equipped to handle
  • Barricaded suspects
  • Crowd and riot control
  • Dignitary protection
  • High risk search warrants
  • Hostage situations
  • Terrorist group actions

The Special Enforcement Team is also available and frequently used for static displays at community functions, schools, fairs and other organizations.

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