Sheriff's Response Team (SRT)

MIssion Statement

The Lewis County Sheriff's Office maintains a group of specially trained and equipped deputies that are able to operate in a variety of tactical environments. SRT exists to minimize danger to the public and other law enforcement officers by responding to situations which exceed the capabilities and/or resources of a standard law enforcement response. The team is supervised by Captain Rick VanWyck.


To provide a tactical response team capable of rapid deployment, upon request, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Team Members

The SRT team is comprised of the following members: Team Commander, Team Leaders, Operator Specialists, Crisis Negotiators, and Reconnaissance/Precison Marksmen. Each team member is a graduate from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission SWAT School and performs regularly scheduled training.