The Sheriff's Emergency Response Tactics Team (SERT) is a specialized unit within the Sheriff’s Office that is comprised of qualified officers with various assignments within the department.
The SERT Unit has the primary responsibilities of responding to hostage situations, barricaded criminals, high risk warrant service, and situations that are beyond the capability of standard law enforcement officers tactics, training, and resources. SERT's number 1 goal in any call out is the protection of lives and the safe resolution of the incident.
Through strenuous training and extreme dedication, SERT members are ready for any situation. The SERT Unit also has specially trained Crisis Negotiators that respond to assist in the safe resolution of each incident.