Special Operations Team

The Sheriff's Office leads the Special Operations Team (SOT) within the county.
This team is a multi-jurisdictional team that was formulated in 2013 that is capable of responding to high-risk situations outside of the normal realm of police functions. The types of calls may include responding to barricaded suspects, armed intruders, hostage situations, active shooters, high-risk arrest, and search warrants. The team is comprised of members from the Sheriff’s Office, DeKalb Police Department, Sycamore Police Department, and the NIU Department of Police and Public Safety.