MCSO’s Tactical Response Unit (TRU) formally known as D.A.R.T is the tactical team assigned to the operating areas of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office that maintain the custody of residents being housed by the Sheriff’s Office.
This tactical team is trained to perform cell extractions for volatile detention residents, conduct mass searches, escort combative residents safely from on destination to another and assist in the event there is a major detention center disruption.
TRU members are also trained in crisis and verbal de-escalation techniques. TRU is in consistent communication with the Investigation Unit, Security Threat Group Unit, supervisors and front-line staff.
Safety is paramount and this highly skilled team is a valuable tool deployed in our detention centers when dealing with violent and dangerous offenders.