The Tactical Response Unit (TRU) was created as a resource to effectively deal with difficult and potentially dangerous situations. The 15-man unit works on a volunteer basis under the direction of the Chief Deputy and responds as needed to incidents or situations such as:
- Dignitary protection
- High-risk search warrants and/or arrest warrants.
- Hostage barricades
- Specialized security for high profile trials
- Other tasks requiring specialized training or skills
The unit responds to 10 to 30 call-outs per year and trains a minimum of eight hours each month.