The Special Operations Response Team or SORT Team was developed in the early '90s to address the need to respond to high-risk situations in the detention facility such as cell extractions, inmate movement or transport, and hostage and/or riot situations. SORT team members train in conjunction with SWAT team members to assist with SWAT missions as needed.
All members are required to maintain a high level of training and expertise, and 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, and extractions. Training also includes the use of non-lethal defensive tactics, munitions, and weaponry to eliminate the introduction of firearms into the facility which can create an increasingly dangerous environment for inmates and personnel.