The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office Special Units provide a wide variety of services to the community. Each unit has a group of individuals who have extensive training within the specific area. These units not only serve the residents of Crow Wing County but also assist statewide when necessary.
Tactical Response Team
The Crow Wing County Tactical Response Team is a joint effort comprised of members from the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office and the Brainerd Police Department. The Tactical Response Team also has tactical medics from North Memorial Ambulance. Members of the Tactical Response Team are highly trained and specially equipped to handle a variety of high risk situations such as: felony and/or drug related warrants, barricaded suspects, hostage situations, active shooter responses and woodland patrols and searches.
The Crow Wing The Crow Wing County Bomb Squad was formed in 1978 and is currently one of four Bomb Squads in the state of Minnesota. There are approximately 460 Bomb Squads nation-wide with 3,100 active personnel trained. The Crow Wing County Bomb Squad has a jurisdiction that covers the northern half of Minnesota. The bomb squad works closely with the Crow Wing County Tactical Response Team and the Crisis Negotiation Team. The operation of the bomb squad is largely funded through federal grants.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Honor Guard attend various ceremonies and events to demonstrate the Sheriff's Office show of support for and to recognize the sacrifices made by law enforcement officers who have served and protected. The Honor Guard participates in formal public functions, funeral services for active or retired members of our agency, line of duty deaths from our office and other law enforcement agencies throughout the state. They also honor the community at memorial events, presentation of colors and ceremonial events.
The Crow Wing County Drone Team operates unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) commonly called drones. The Drone Team is a joint effort that consists of members from the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office, Baxter Police Department, Brainerd Police Department, Breezy Point Police Department, Crosslake Police Department, Nisswa Police Department, Brainerd Fire Department, Crosslake Fire Department and Pequot Lakes Fire Department. The members fly under the guidelines of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Part 107 Requirements. The drones can be utilized for calls involving the safety of any person, search and rescue of victims and fleeing criminals, traffic control situations, documentation of crime scenes and natural disasters using video and photography.