EMERGENCY SERVICES UNIT (ESU)
The Emergency Services Unit is comprised of 15 members of the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office. The unit receives extensive training in high-risk warrant service, hostage rescue and firearms proficiency. Members of this unit have regular assigned duties in the office and volunteer for this added assignment. They have to pass rigorous tests to be accepted on the team.
The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard was formed in 1994 with the purpose of lending support to families who have lost loved ones who were involved in law enforcement. Support and services are also provided to other public service entities upon request. The services they provide include full honors funeral for line-of-duty deaths, funeral services for active duty and retiree deaths, casket guard duties, color guard participation in funerals, civic events and parades, as well as armed drill team exhibitions.
The photos below show the Honor Guard practicing with the Combined Omaha Metro Area Honor Guard. These agencies include: Sarpy County Sheriff's Office, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Omaha Police Department, Bellevue Police Department, LaVista Police Department, Papillion Police Department, Nebraska State Patrol and the 55th Security Forces at Offutt Air Force Base.
The Sarpy County Sheriff's Department sponsored the "Sgt. Tony Campagna Memorial Honor Guard Camp". Participants practiced and performed drills with members represented from the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office, Omaha Police, Bellevue Police and Papillion Police Departments.
The Sarpy County Sheriff's Bike Patrol Unit is comprised of 19 deputies. The Bike Patrol members go through an initial week-long traiing in bike operations. The Bike Patrol is utilized in patrolling area lakes, parks and other areas where a bike can easily access. Support is provided at the Sarpy County Fair and other special events where large attendance may occur.
Crash Response Unit
The Crash Response Unit (CRU) is the Sheriff's Office specialized unit, comprising of four Deputies who have received certification in the field of Crash Reconstruction. These Deputies have attended, at minimum, 160 hours off additional training in Crash Investigation and Reconstruction. The Deputies assigned to the CRU are also members of the South Metro Crash Response Team (SMCRT), which comprises of agencies in Sarpy, Douglas, and Cass Counties. The SMCRT responds to critical injury and fatality crashes that occur in the member agency's jurisdictions and assist in forensic diagramming and investigation. Since 2012, the CRU and SMCRT have responded to over 60 critical injury and fatal crashes.