What is T.A.S.E.?

In late 2007, a group of retired and current San Diego Sheriff SWAT & SED deputies got together and founded a new association for all former and current SWAT, SED and SRT members.

The Association of Special Enforcement (T.A.S.E.) is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to honoring, supporting and maintaining close ties to all Sheriff's sworn personnel (both regular and reserve) who have been assigned to the tactical team since 1973.

In addition to providing an umbrella organization for the approximately 200 deputies who have been assigned to SWAT since its inception, T.A.S.E. has also defined some short-term and long-term goals.

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Short History of SWAT/SED

The year is 1973. For those of you who weren't born yet, a little historical perspective is in order.

Richard Nixon was President (for a short while longer). The Vietnam War was winding down. Long hair, tie-died shirts and drug experimentation was part of the general culture. Gasoline was 39 cents a gallon at the pumps. The most popular movie of the year was The Exorcist, and the top song was Crocodile Rock by Elton John.

Oh, and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department formed its first tactical team to respond to critical incidents.

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35-year Anniversary photos

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