Special Operations

A key component of the Patrol Division is Special Operations. Special Operations is comprised of the Special Enforcement Team (SET) and the Programs and Planning Unit:


  • Special Enforcement Team: The Special Enforcement Team, formerly known as the Tactical Mission Team, consists of one Sergeant and six Police Officers whose responsibility it is to rapidly respond to recurring criminal concerns and specific crime patterns, with an emphasis on drug and vice activities. During 2016, the Team made 128 arrests, often working in conjunction with Investigations and Patrol personnel. Through their efforts, SET Officers seized 343 grams of methamphetamine, as well as cannabis, cocaine, LSD and numerous prescription drugs. In addition to drugs, the Team also seized three firearms and approximately $22,000 in cash.


  • Programs and Planning: A second component of Special Operations is the Programs and Planning Unit. The Unit conducts planning, research and analysis specific to the needs of Field Operations. It also coordinates the Evidence Technician and Field Training Officer Programs, manages the Bicycle Patrol Unit, and oversees the Red Light Camera Program. The Criminal Intelligence and Crime Analysis Officers are assigned to this Unit.

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