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The Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Emergency Preparedness topic provides news and information for the teams of highly-trained corrections officers tasked with responding to incidents, riots, cell extractions, mass searches, or disturbances in prisons, possibly involving uncooperative or violent inmates.

The American Rescue Plan funds allocation will provide every CO with a panic button-equipped portable radio
State troopers leading search for Danelo Cavalcante are confident “we will contain him and we will capture him”
According to the report, “in addition to any potential human failures, staffing shortages and pressures, policy deficiencies and ambiguities, and historical internal practices were chief contributing factors”
SWAT officers, using “less-than-lethal” ammunition, were able to free the 73-year-old guard two hours after he was taken hostage
Authorities moved 320 inmates as Huntsville firefighters battled a fire at the Walls Prison Unit
Guary Lonnie Shuford III, out on bail for a robbery charge, is accused of shooting Jamila Elysse Moss outside of her apartment
The motive behind the abduction remains under investigation but Corrections Director Jennifer Clemons-Abdullah said one inmate demanded pizza
Before a fire breaks out, corrections staff and firefighters should pre-plan how to respond
A Del. inmate who had served 40 years was resuscitated by Sussex Correctional Institution personnel and local EMTs
Arrestee claims it was improper to use a K-9 to assist in a cell extraction because as a patrol dog, it was not trained or certified in forced cell extraction
Consider these tips to update tactical team training and procedures for barricaded suspects and hostage rescue operations in your jurisdiction
They are meant for daily and critical decision-making and apply to officers, supervisors and managers in patrol and special operations
Call sheets, mock drills and suspicious package training can help your personnel deal with threats effectively
Police have not said why Reginald Smith, who retired from the CDCR in 2002, shot at police and refused to surrender
The G.L.O.V.E. has contact points on all five fingers that deliver an electrical charge when you touch a specific area of the body