Sheriff's Department: Special Response Team

Divisions & Units

* Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
* Corrections
* Criminal Investigations Division
* Dive Rescue and Recovery
* Explorers Program
* Marine Patrol
* Reserves
* Special Response Team
* Uniformed Services (Patrol)
* Victim Services


Special Response TeamSpecial Response Team

The Special Response Team was formed in 1992. Its mission is to deal with those situations that require specialized training and equipment not readily available to the Patrol Deputy/Officer. Those situations may involve active shooter events both mobile and barricaded. The execution of search warrants where the potential for weapons or other violence may exists.

The SRT unit is multi-jurisdictional and staffed currently by the Sheriff’s Office, Colon Police Department, Three Rivers Police Department, White Pigeon Police Department and the Sturgis Police Department. This Team has the ability to deploy night vision, thermal imagery and wireless remote video.

SRT trains monthly with weapons, equipment and tactics. It’s available to any Police Agency in St. Joseph County upon request.




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Bradley D. Balk


Mark A. Lillywhite

Captain - Operations Administrator

Jason Bingaman

Captain - Jail Administrator

Kitty Buchner

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 339
Centreville, MI 49032

Department Information

St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department
650 E. Main St.
Centreville, MI 49032

(East of St. Joseph County Fairgrounds)
*Driving Directions

Hours: 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

Phone Number:(269) 467-9045
Fax Numbers:
Booking: (269) 467-4009
Administration: (269) 467-6201