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Unit Description

The Special Operations Response Team is responsible for the safe and effective resolution of hostage situations, barricaded subjects, as well as the execution of high risk arrest and search warrants. This team of highly trained personnel consists of law enforcement officers from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department, Middlesex County Adult Corrections and police agencies throughout the county.

The rigorous training program provides the members with many diversified skills including advanced firearms proficiency, hostage rescue techniques, ballistics, explosives, crisis negotiations, self-defense and less-lethal weapon deployment. SORT also receives specialized training for responding to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) incidents.

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