The A.C.E. Team was formed in September of 1996 by Sheriff Carey Winders.
The team is a four man squad consisting of a supervisor, three Deputies and K-9
"Max". This team was developed originally to address street level narcotics
problems, but in time proved to be effective in many ways. Past assignments have included
aggressive DWI detection, surveillance and saturating patrols in areas with exceptionally
high crime rates.
Each team member has extensive training in the detection
and interdiction of narcotics, as well as search and seizure practices. Their vehicles are
unmarked and are heavily equipped with tools such as Radar Units, Digital Phones, Portable
Breathalyzers, Mobile Vision and Surveillance Cameras. To date, the A.C.E. Team holds the
record for the largest LSD drug bust in Wayne County history. An executed search warrant
resulted in the seizure of 1,050 hits of the potent LSD drug.
In addition to their specialized patrol assignments, the
A.C.E. Team performs many different operations. These operations include street level
undercover drug buys, search warrant executions and surveillance of persons or property as
needed. In 1999, the A.C.E Team made over 300 felony arrests. Seizure statistics will be
posted on this page soon. The A.C.E. Team is available by request to any agency in Wayne
County having problems in a concentrated area.