The Emergency Response Team drills in a Broward County jail facility. Continued training is essential to an effective response. When emergency or high-risk situations occur at any Broward Sheriff's Office jail facility, BSO's Emergency Response Team is called upon to restore calm. Designed to respond to inmate uprisings and other potentially difficult or life-threatening scenarios, team members are on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
ERT deputies must attend special training seminars each year focusing on tactical handgun, shotgun and rifle proficiency, chemical agent deployment, riot control, cell extractions, high-risk prisoner transport, perimeter security, prisoner evacuation and escapee recovery. BSO's 50 member ERT team is comprised of deputies who serve agency-wide in various departments.