Special Enforcement Team (S.E.T.)

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(616) 355-1702

The Special Enforcement Team (S.E.T.) is a thirteen member tactical team that specializes in responding to critical incidents and incidents calling for specialized responses, tactics, equipment and/or unique team operations.

Sergeant Keith Mulder is the Team Leader.  Assistant Team Leaders are Sergeant Shaun Tubergen and Officer Jon Osborn.  Four of the members are trained as a perimeter/sniper team. 

Due to the specialized training, equipment, tactics, and physical readiness required to perform special job functions, there are additional standards required of the S.E.T.  To be selected for the team, applicants must pass a Physical Assessment Test, Range stress course, and interview.  All Team Members must regularly pass a Physical Assessment Test, qualify with M-4 rifles in addition to other patrol weapon, and be certified in Chemical Munitions, Less Lethal Munitions, and Distraction Devices.  Some of the specialized equipment used is a ballistic tactical body armor and helmets, ballistic shields, breaching tools, chemical agents and masks, tactical ladders, mirrors, pole cameras, camera robots, night vision, and an armored HUMVEE.

The S.E.T. is regularly trained in tactical and stress range courses with handgun and rifle, house entries and searches, perimeters, field movements, large building  movements, active shooter response, hostage rescue, and vehicle assaults.  The team also trains with the K9 Team, the Crisis Negotiating Team, and the Ottawa and Allegan Tactical Teams.

The situations that the team most commonly responds to are barricaded armed subjects threatening violence, barricaded suicidal subjects, and search or arrest warrants where there is a potential for weapons or violence.  The S.E.T. Members also assist in training other officers in patrol tactics and response to high risk situations.