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About the team

The Special Operations Response Team (SORT) was developed in the early '90s to address the need to respond to high-risk situations within the detention facility, such as cell extractions, inmate movement, inmate transport, hostage, and riot situations.

SORT team members train with SWAT team members to assist with SWAT missions as needed.

Photograph of Special Operations Response Team in a line training with batons

Team training

All members are required to maintain a high level of training and must attend specific training programs. Training is conducted throughout the year to include:

  • Mock riots
  • Facility evacuations
  • Emergency procedures
  • Dealing with high-risk inmates
  • Cell placements
  • Extractions
  • Use of non-lethal defensive tactics, munitions, and weaponry to eliminate the introduction of firearms into the facility, creating an increasingly dangerous environment for inmates and personnel.