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Special Operations Division



The Special Operations Division of the Erie County's Sheriff's Office consists of two branches, each providing specially trained and equipped personnel to respond throughout Erie County, to assist Deputies, other law enforcement officers, and agencies in several situations.  This Division is also responsible for the comprehensive investigation of all criminal matters reported to the Sheriff's Police Services Division.  Investigators work closely with town, state and federal law enforcement agencies and have special abilities and expertise, which are available to all municipalities within Erie County.

Investigative Services

Computer Crimes Unit

Narcotics Unit

Operational Services

Aviation Unit

Bomb Squad

Crisis Negotiation Unit

Marine Unit

Snowmobile / ATV Unit


Underwater Recovery Team

Weapons and Ordnance Unit