Lieutenant Ty Lewis says the team was put in place to answer requests from the community to address drug and gang problems in the area. Adding that "The SET team’s pro-activity will help us on a proactive basis address drugs and gangs which will also alleviate the work load from our patrol officers."
Two veteran officers make up the team. Sergeant Tod Rehner has 15 years with the department and detective Tony Ruiz has worked in Paso for 18 years.
If you know of any suspected drug or gang activity you can contact the "SET" officers directly at 805-227-7496.