The Special Response Team consists of a core group of full time assigned Deputies that can be mobilized
with short notice. The Special Response Team is trained in active countermeasures to effectively deal
with both hostile and passive crowds. The Special Response Team is deployed during planned
demonstrations, and other large gatherings that might need crowd control.
The Special Response Team is built around the team concept. Deputies volunteer to be a part of the
group. The only Deputies that are required to be a part of the Special Response Team are officers
assigned to the Special Investigations Unit. The Special Response Team believes in the team concept and
trains that way as well. The Deputies are broken down into groups known as squads. Several squads
make a field force. Squads can be broken down to groups that make arrest teams, react teams,
processing, and chemical munitions teams.
The Special Response Team is involved with all protests, demonstrations, rallies, and mass gatherings.
They are equipped and prepared to handle any type of situation. The goal of the Special Response Team
is to be prepared for any situation and influence a peaceful ending.