Emergency Response Team
The ERT is utilized in the resolution of extraordinary criminal events that are beyond the response capabilities of most individual deputies and that warrant a coordinated team approach. These may include hostage or barricaded gunmen situations, the service of high-risk arrest or search warrants, dignitary protection details, and more.
Team members work full-time in various sections and divisions within the Sheriff's Office and are available for ERT duties on a call-out basis, as needed. The team trains together at least once a month to ensure that they are prepared for any assignment.