Special Response Team

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Bellville Police Department, the Sealy Police Department and the Constable of Pct. 2, have formed a Special Response Team which respond to high risk situations involving threat to human life.  This trained group of officers respond to the following high-risk situations including, but not limited to:

  • Barricaded persons
  • High risk arrest(s)
  • High risk searches
  • Hostage situations
  • Search and rescue
  • Drug search warrants
  • Threatened suicide intervention
  • Terrorist threats

The Austin County Special Response Team consist of team commanders, team leaders, sniper squad breach team, hostage negotiations, assault team, gas team and special support/medical.  All officers receive training in SWAT tactics, negotiations, team deployment and operations, firearms, chemical weapons and tactics involving high risk operations.