The Pierce County Sheriff's Department prides itself in being a 'full service' police agency. That means that the residents of unincorporated Pierce County and of our contract cities can be assured that, regardless of the situation, highly trained and equipped deputies are available to maintain peace and safety.
These deputies work in what are called special units. It is important to remember that being assigned to a special unit is not a full-time job. All members of special units perform basic police duties (like patrol, investigations and traffic enforcement) as their full-time job, responding to the special occasion or situation only when needed. The special units in Pierce County consist of: