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Yolo County Sheriff's Office

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Special Units

ALERT: Area Law Enforcement Response Team

swatweb1Every law enforcement agency at one time or another will be faced with an emergency or critical incident with a greater risk and a higher potential for the loss of life than normal. Such incidents may involve confrontations with armed or barricaded suspects, the rescue of hostages or injured people, dealing with snipers, riots, crowd control or dignitary protection. These situations can expose law enforcement personnel to an abnormal amount of risk and personal danger.

Yolo County Sheriff’s Office has entered into written agreement with the cities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters, and Woodland in the formation of a county-wide Area Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) to ensure that effective emergency assistance is immediately available in time of a natural disaster, tactical event, or other law enforcement critical incident which exceed the personnel and resource capabilities of an independent agency.

SWAT: Special Weapons and Tactics

SWAT is a group of carefully selected officers trained with Special Weapons and Tactics. The SWAT team has substantially reduced the risk of injury or loss of life to citizens, peace officers and suspects. The well managed team’s results have demonstrated successful resolution of critical incidents.

Six Yolo County Sheriff Deputies have been carefully selected to receive specialized SWAT training as part of the Sheriff’s commitment to ALERT.

CNT: Crisis negotiation Team

The CNT consists of specially trained deputies with equipment and ability to assist in incidents involving barricaded subjects, hostage takers, or persons threatening suicide. Crisis negotiators must establish contact with subjects, identify their demands, and work to resolve tense and often volatile standoffs without loss of life.