Gallery+Story: EPCSO Detention Officers help Train Counterparts in Brazil

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office had three detention officers who specialize in special response tactics traveled to Curitiba, Brazil to host a Special Response Team school.

The week-long training, held from May 15 through 18, focused on Cell Extractions, Mobile Field Force, Jail Room Clearing, Handcuffing and Hostage Rescue. A total of 50 students from all over South America attended the week long course.

This Special Response School is a continuing relationship between the Sheriff’s Office, and the correctional staff in Brazil as well as other law enforcement agencies who take part in these instruction courses.

Sheriff’s Office detention officers and officers from the Emergency Service Unit out of Arizona, trained with South America’s elite Prison and Patrol Tactical forces,- BOPE elite Unit Brazilian Military Police, ROTAM & Local and State units inside the state and federal prisons in Curitiba, Brazil. The school will also provide Sheriff’s Office officers with additional training and techniques for implementation in future courses.

In previous years, the Sheriff’s Office has hosted two yearly Special Response Schools in El Paso, Texas, with attendance from law enforcement staff from Arizona, Florida, and Brazil. In the past, the Brazilian correctional staff has used the Special Response training in Riot/Civil Disturbance in preparation for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Gallery courtesy EPCSO