Macon County's Sheriff's Office has a SWAT unit known as the SRT (Special Response Team). The 10 man unit is headed by Clay Bryson. Bryson began his career with the sheriff's office in April 2000 in the patrol unit as a deputy. He worked his way up to sergeant before being promoted to his current position as First Sergeant of the Patrol Unit in 2012. Bryson received his first patrol canine in 2001 and now oversees all patrol K-9 operations in Macon County. He is currently working to obtain his trainer certification through the North American Police Work Dog Association.