The Iredell County Sheriff's Office Emergency Response Tactics (SERT) Team is a highly specialized unit within the Sheriff’s Office. It is made up of qualified deputies who also have various assignments within the agency.
The SERT Team has the primary responsibility of responding to hostage situations, barricaded criminals, the execution of high risk search warrants, arrest warrant service, and other situations which exceed the scope of standard law enforcement officers tactics, training, and resources. The number one goal of the SERT Team is, the protection of lives and the safe resolution of the incident.
Through strenuous training and extreme dedication, SERT Team members are ready for any situation. The SERT Team also has specially trained and certified Crisis Negotiators who respond to assist in the event they are needed to bring a safe resolution to the incident.