The Sheriff's Office utilizes a County Multijurisdictional Special Response Team (SRT) that has the responsibility of responding to critical high-risk situations that may arise out of the Sheriff's Office duties. The County Sheriff/Police SRT was organized by the Sheriff''s Office, Atlantic Beach and Pine Knoll Shores Police Departments in 2008. 

Comprised of numerous members, including EMS paramedics, the County SRT is a group of deputies and officers that undergoes many hours of intensive, tactical training with specialized weapons and equipment to respond to high-risk arrests, search warrants, hostage rescue situations, barricaded armed individuals, and other high-risk situations. The mission of the County SRT is to bring a successful and safe conclusion to all critical high-risk situations.