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.
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.
Some of the specialized equipment used are:
Ballistic tactical body armor and helmets
Chemical agents and masks
The S.E.T. is regularly trained in:
Active shooter response
House entries and searches
Large building movements
Tactical and stress range courses with handgun and rifle
The team also trains with the K-9 Team, the Crisis Negotiating Team, and the Ottawa and Allegan Tactical Teams.
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.