The SET is a squad of detectives that focuses on criminal activity based on intelligence gathering. SET works closely with IIU to gather intelligence information and develop crime trends in the city. This information is received through tips from the public, outside agencies and from our own self initiated efforts. The primary goal of the unit is to decrease the crime rate and focus on criminal activity that occurs in or has a direct affect on the city.
The projects of the unit are assigned by the police administration. These projects are usually conducted after identifying a particular crime trend. This can be from a certain crime that is occurring, the geographic area where the crimes are occurring or a group of individuals that are committing a particular crime.
All members of the Special Enforcement Team actively participate in the U.S. Marshall's Joint Criminal Apprehension Team to arrest violent fugitives and major offenders.