Special Operations Bureau
Redlands Police Department Annex
30 Cajon St., Redlands CA 92373
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1025 , Redlands CA 92373
(909) 798-7681• Fax (909) 798-7648
The Special Operations Bureau (SOB) is commanded by a Lieutenant and two Sergeants. The SOB is comprised of eight specialized units. The Multiple Enforcement Team, Narcotics Unit, Air Unit, Drug Court Program, Crisis Negotiations Team, Alcohol and Beverage Control, Forensics, Animal Control.
The Multiple Enforcement Team (MET) is supervised by a Sergeant. MET is a proactive group of officers whose responsibilities include monitoring and suppressing gang activity, addressing emerging crime patterns and series, and conducting investigations on gang-related crimes. MET also serves as the department’s Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT). Deals directly with Parole and Probation. MET is also responsible for graffiti issues.
The MET team is also comprised of Police and Corrections Team. A MET Officer is assigned as liaison to a team consisting of Parole Officers and one Probation Officer. The Team is responsible for monitoring parolee’s compliance and terms of parole and PRCS and Supervised Released Program.
The Narcotics Unit is supervised by a Sergeant. This unit addresses the issues of sales, distribution and use of illegal drugs. The Sergeant assigned to this unit is also responsible for the supervision of the Drug Court Program, the Air Support Unit and the Crisis Negotiations Team.
Drug Court Officer duties include home visits, testing, GPS monitoring, frequent telephone checks and taking clients into custody when appropriate.
The Air Support Unit provides aviation support to the Redlands Police Department with the goal of enhancing the safety of officers and the public, reducing crime and increasing community support for law enforcement
The Crisis Negotiations Team responds to incidents that involve barricaded and/or suicidal subjects. Using highly skilled and trained negotiators, the team strives to resolve incidents as peacefully as possible, thereby reducing the risk of injury or loss of life.
The Alcohol and Beverage Control Liaison officer oversees the enforcement of State laws and rules that retail licensees must follow. This Officer is in charge of coordinating decoy operations effecting grocery and liquor stores.