The mission of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team is to identify, arrest, and successfully prosecute criminal cases focusing on street level illegal drugs, dismantling criminal groups committing crime, and impacting areas of recurring criminal activity. The team will place emphasis on known repeat offenders, assisting and working with local businesses with issues of criminal activity, educate and work with the community, work with and support any other agency.
The team is comprised of highly motivated deputies who address problems through proactive police work and adopt a mixture of investigative methods with selective apprehension strategies. The team is assigned under the Investigations Unit of the department. Deputies are given the ability to be proactive and self generate activity looking for those causing harm to the community committing crimes. The team can be called upon by patrol or detectives to assist with large operations, investigations, conduct surveillance, or focus on problem locations.
The Special Enforcement Team Deputies receive additional training in the area of illegal drugs (possession and sales), gangs, use of drug informants, interviewing of witnesses and suspects. The team meets and works with other law enforcements agencies assisting them with operations within Carson City and in the surrounding jurisdictions.
Research has indicated that a small proportion of criminals commit a disproportionate amount of the crime in the United States. The Special Enforcement Team puts emphasis on identifying repeat offenders, career criminals, street level drug users and dealers, and assisting the gang unit with gang enforcement. Then the team focuses on proactive tactics to include decoys, surveillance, buy/bust schemes, the use of informants, hotel/motel criminal interdiction, casino checks, and criminal interdiction on the city streets with traffic stops, pedestrian stops, and bicycle stops. The team also works with apartment managers and local businesses with any criminal type activity that they are experiencing.