Dekalb County Special Operations Team

Eight DeKalb Police Officers are members of the DeKalb County Special Operations Team (SOT).  The DeKalb Police Department, Sycamore Police Department, and the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office implemented a joint Special Operations Team providing a tactical response to critical incidents in DeKalb County.

The presence of a highly trained and skilled law enforcement tactical unit at critical incidents has allowed for the resolution of critical incidents while mitigating the risk of serious injury or death to citizens, law enforcement and suspects.

The agencies involved in SOT recognize the benefits of a well-managed "team response" and the effect the multi-jurisdictional team has a force multiplier that enhances the participating agencies' abilities to resolve high risk situations in a safe manner.
Special Operations Team Training