The Special Tactics And Response
(STAR) Team of the Warren County Sheriff's Department was formed
in 1995 largely in part to the increase in violent crimes, drug
trafficking, and the use of weapons by criminals. The STAR Team
consists of fifteen deputies who are extensively trained in operational
tactics and high risk entry techniques. The mission of the team
is to bring high risk critical incidents to a close with the least
amount of risk to the officers and citizens of Warren County.
Situations normally handled by the STAR Team include armed subjects,
barricaded subjects, hostage situations, and the service of any
search or arrest warrant where there is a high likelihood of violence.
The members of the STAR Team train
regularly both in-house and at specialized academies throughout
the region to maintain weapon and tactical proficiencies. The
STAR Team averages approximately 20 call-outs per year. To date
the STAR Team has a 100% success rate in resolving critical incidents
with NO significant injury to suspects, deputies, or citizens.
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