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ESU Team

The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office Crisis Negotiations Unit (CNU) is responsible for responding to high-risk incidents involving barricaded suspects, suicidal subjects and hostage situations. Our focus is to maintain an open line of communication with the subjects involved in the situation and come to a successful resolution to the incident.

The CNU consists of ten members. Each member is trained in crisis negotiations. Each member attends monthly training in order to maintain their level of preparedness.


The members of the Crisis Negotiations Unit all perform specialized tasks during these incidents, to include the following:


The Emergency Services Unit (ESU) of the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office seeks to provide for community peace by the rapid and coordinated response of a highly-trained and motivated team. The team members receive extensive training in high-risk warrant service, hostage rescue and firearms proficiency. The members of this unit respond to high-risk and emergency situations, with the ultimate goal of saving lives and successfully resolving incidents through the application of sound and proven tactics.


The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office Field Force Unit consists of 18 law enforcement officers. Its primary function is responding to incidents that may become, or have become, a large-scale civil disturbance. A civil disturbance may result from gatherings of large groups such as demonstrations, sporting events, or other large crowds. Preventing civil disturbances is the focus of the Field Force officers when possible.

The Sheriff's Office Field Force Unit is a component of the Metro Area Rapid Deployment Force, which includes law enforcement officers from numerous jurisdictions surrounding and including the City of Omaha. These law enforcement officers have been trained in crowd control and field force tactics and are equipped to respond to civil disturbances.



The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard was formed in 1994 with the purpose of lending support to families who have lost loved ones who were involved in law enforcement. Support and services are also provided to other public service entities upon request. The services they provide include full honors funeral for line-of-duty deaths, funeral services for active duty and retiree deaths, casket guard duties, color guard participation in funerals, civic events and parades, as well as armed drill team exhibitions.

Honor Guard Service 1 Honor Guard Camp 1

The photos below show the Honor Guard practicing with the Combined Omaha Metro Area Honor Guard. These agencies include: Sarpy County Sheriff's Office, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Omaha Police Department, Bellevue Police Department, LaVista Police Department, Papillion Police Department, Nebraska State Patrol and the 55th Security Forces at Offutt Air Force Base.

Honor Guard Camp 1 Honor Guard Camp 1

The Sarpy County Sheriff's Department sponsored the "Sgt. Tony Campagna Memorial Honor Guard Camp". Participants practiced and performed drills with members represented from the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office, Omaha Police, Bellevue Police and Papillion Police Departments.

Honor Guard Camp 2 Honor Guard Camp 2


The Sarpy County Sheriff's Bike Patrol Unit is comprised of 19 deputies. The Bike Patrol members go through an initial week-long training in bike operations. The Bike Patrol is utilized in patrolling area lakes, parks and other areas where a bike can easily access. Support is provided at the Sarpy County Fair and other special events where large attendance may occur.

Honor Guard Camp 1
Honor Guard Camp 1



The Crash Response Unit (CRU) is the Sheriff's Office specialized unit, comprising of four Deputies who have received certification in the field of Crash Reconstruction. These Deputies have attended, at minimum, 160 hours off additional training in Crash Investigation and Reconstruction. The Deputies assigned to the CRU are also members of the South Metro Crash Response Team (SMCRT), which comprises of agencies in Sarpy, Douglas, and Cass Counties. The SMCRT responds to critical injury and fatality crashes that occur in the member agency's jurisdictions and assist in forensic diagramming and investigation. Since 2012, the CRU and SMCRT have responded to over 60 critical injury and fatal crashes.

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