Special Enforcement Team (S.E.T.)

The Special Enforcement Team (S.E.T.) is a fourteen-member tactical team that specializes in responding to critical incidents and incidents calling for specialized responses, tactics, equipment and/or unique team operations. Four of the members are trained as a perimeter/sniper team.Members of SET Training

Captain Keith Mulder is the commander of the team, with Sergeant Shaun Tubergen as Team Leader and Sergeant Matt Brouwer and Officer Jon Osborn as Assistant Team Leaders.

Standards for Selection

Due to the specialized training, equipment, tactics, and physical readiness required to perform special job functions, there are additional standards required of the SE.T. 

To be selected for the team, applicants must pass a Physical Assessment Test, Range stress course, and interview. All Team Members must regularly pass a Physical Assessment Test, qualify with M-4 rifles in addition to other patrol weapon, and be certified in Chemical Munitions, Less Lethal Munitions, and Distraction Devices.

Special Equipment

Some of the specialized equipment used are:

  • Ballistic shields
  • Ballistic tactical body armor and helmets
  • Breaching tools
  • Chemical agents and masks
  • Armored HUMVEE
  • Camera robots
  • Ladders
  • Mirrors
  • Night vision
  • Pole cameras

Training

The S.E.T. is regularly trained in:

  • Active shooter response
  • Field movements
  • Hostage rescue
  • House entries and searches
  • Large building movements
  • Perimeters
  • Tactical and stress range courses with handgun and rifle
  • Vehicle assaults

The team also trains with the K-9 Team, the Crisis Negotiating Team, and the Ottawa and Allegan Tactical Teams.

Common Situations

The situations that the team most commonly responds to are barricaded armed subjects threatening violence, barricaded suicidal subjects, and search or arrest warrants where there is a potential for weapons or violence. The SE.T. Members also assist in training other officers in patrol tactics and response to high-risk situations.

Gallery

View our gallery of the S.E.T Team