Special Units

Multijurisdictional SWAT Team - The T.A.C. team of the Sterling Police Department is made up of eight Sterling Police Officers and two TEM’s (Tactical Emergency Medics) from the Sterling Fire Department. The T.A.C. Team is available and ready for any high risk incident that would require their deployment.

Special Enforcement Team - The concept was designed to provide a more proactive approach to special enforcement needs in the City. When the officers are busy answering calls for service and all of the patrol functions, the proactive enforcement opportunities must become secondary.

Youth Services - Youth Services provides on-going services for those juveniles referred by the Sterling Police Department, courts, school, families and community human service agencies.

K9 Unit - K9 Glock became the first K9 in department history when he was sworn in on May 12th, 2014. Then in October 2021 we added a second K9 to our family, K9 Vader. They can discern and locate the odors of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, ecstasy and methamphetamine. Their patrol capabilities include locating subjects hiding in buildings, criminal apprehension, tracking and assisting with high risk stops. For demonstrations call (970) 522-3512 and ask for Cpl. Baier.
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