Former Sheriff Tim Donnellon, in cooperation with the various County Fire Chiefs, started this unit in 2009. The unit is called on to determine cause and origin of the many structure and vehicle fires that occur within St Clair County. Since its inception, the team has already been involved in several fire scenes, some of which involved fatalities.


When situations arise that call for a more weighted response, the members of the counties SRT team are called. Whether assisting in executing narcotic search warrants or working thru a dangerous hostage situation, these highly trained deputies meet each incident with unmatched professionalism. Members have received training in various areas from explosive breaching, clandestine laboratory entry to precision marksman. The team has trained with various agencies such as the: FBI, DEA, Border Patrol and several other Michigan Tactical teams.

In addition to these units, deputies are trained in several of the following duties.

Evidence technician
Accident investigation/reconstruction
Medical examiner special investigator
Sheriff King is committed to providing the most highly trained deputies possible to conduct the investigations for the citizens of St. Clair County.