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       The mission of the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office S.T.A.R. Team is to provide a highly trained and skilled tactical team to be utilized in incidents considered to be of a critical or high risk nature. The intent of the STAR Team in this mission is to substantially minimize the potential for the loss of human life or serious bodily injury to citizens, law enforcement officers and suspects.

       Law Enforcement is confronted with increasingly hazardous situations which expose officers to overwhelming personal danger. To manage these situations more safely and effectively, a group of highly trained officers has been formed into a Sheriff’s Tactical Assault Response Team, more commonly referred to as the “STAR Team”.