Specialized Teams

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Crisis Negotiations Team

The Crisis Negotiations Team consists of 14 officers who volunteer for this duty in addition to their assigned duties.

The mission of the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office Crisis Negotiations Team to save lives and prevent or minimize violence through communication with persons in crisis. In doing so, the safety of the innocents and officers involved will always be foremost in the goal of peaceful resolution to any crisis.

Honor Guard

The Honor Guard team consists of 19 sworn and non-sworn officers and a team leader.

The Honor Guard will provide military honors at funeral and burial services for a current or retired sworn or non-sworn officer, for officers from other jurisdictions who are killed in the line of duty, and for other special ceremonies designated by the Sheriff.

Motorcycle Team

The primary duty of our motorcycle team is to assist patrol and other sections in the Sheriff’s Office as needed. The primary concentration for our team is on community-oriented programs and being an assist unit for other uniformed officers. Our team is heavily involved in interagency departmental activities such as Booze it & Lose it (DWI), Click it or Ticket, and Operation Stop Arm checkpoint campaigns.

Our Motorcycle Team conducts escorts involving governmental or dignitary personnel, funerals and other special events which are approved by the Sheriff. We regularly escort events such as the annual Victory Junction Ride, Special Olympics Torch Run, Camp Carefree Charity Ride, as well as others. We regularly participate in local parades such as, Summerfield’s Founders Day Parade, High Point’s Veterans Day Parade, Jamestown’s 4th of July parade. We participate in Christmas Parades in Jamestown, High Point, Pleasant Garden, and Stokesdale.

Our team has four fully dressed Police equipped Harley Davidson’s and four active members with one reserve member. Our team members are dedicated to furthering the Sheriff’s Office connectivity with the school’s and communities we serve. We participate in community based events such as National Night Out and other school and neighborhood based community outreach programs.

Team participation is on a voluntary basis, a large portion of their participation is during the weekend. The team members have a deep commitment to bringing our communities we live and work in together through their interactions during these events.

The Sheriff’s Office Motorcycle Team members and local allied agencies train monthly. We have an annual in-service certification course.

Sheriff's Emergency Response Team

The Guilford County Sheriff's Office Emergency Response Team is staffed by thirty six Guilford County employees. Included on the team are tactical operators, tactical paramedics, command staff and support personnel. All team members have additional job functions when not training or being utilized for an emergency operation. All members are on a 24/7 call out basis.

The Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team is sub-divided into several teams, each supervised by a team leader and an assistant team leader. Members assigned to each team have a variety of specialized training including breaching, less-lethal munitions, chemical munitions and precision marksman operations. The command staff consists of a Captain (team commander) and a Lieutenant (assistant team commander).

The Team is equipped and trained to respond to any tactical situation, including barricaded suspects, hostage situations, search/arrest warrant operations, dignitary protection missions, terrorist events, incidents involving weapons of mass destruction and any other tactical operation that may arise. The Guilford County Sheriff's Office Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team has undertaken on the enormous task of equipping, training and preparing its personnel to respond to all chemical, biological, nuclear, radioactive and explosives (C.B.N.R.E.) related incidents in the county where they have exclusive jurisdiction.

Underwater Recovery Team

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office Underwater Recovery Team is responsible for the search and rescue of victims in an aquatic environment, and the search, recovery and preservation of criminal evidence, not limited to cadavers, weapons, transportation vehicles, and other objects. The Team utilizes specialized equipment, training and personnel that separate it from standard recreational diving.

The Team is currently comprised of sworn and non-sworn members from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office. All members of the team are required to be certified through PADI. Training is conducted on a monthly basis that covers basic skills, search/recovery techniques and emergency drills.