The DeKalb County
Sheriff’s Special Response Team was begun in April
2007. The establishment of this team is a vital step toward
eradication of the widespread and deadly drug problem that
envelops our County. With the prevalence of drug
use, gangs, violence, and terrorist activity, there is
a high probability that at some point in our lives, one
of us will have some type of problem with them, either
directly or indirectly.
Sheriff Harris formed
this Special Response Team in an attempt to combat these
problems. The officers participating in the SRT are
some of the most talented and hard-working in our County. The
team is lead by Investigator Jeff Bain, and Chief Deputy
Michael Edmondson is assistant team leader.
The SRT undergoes
training which consists of building assaults, vehicle assaults,
bus assaults, equipment training, and basic team skills.
will be called out to handle hostage situations, serious
school problems, and/or other serious business and residential
incidents. In April 2007 the SRT was instrumental
in the takedown of the Alabama Free Militia. It
has assisted in the execution of numerous search warrants
and participated in several other specially organized
operations. Since it was formed, the SRT has added
additional officers and completed hundreds of training
hours in special operations.