St. Mary's County Detention Center Emergency Response
Team was formed to address the needs of maintaining
control of a wide variety of volatile situations that
occur within the corrections environment. These
situations may include routine handling of dangerous
inmates, violent inmates and riots.
Correctional Officers on the E.R.T. Team are highly
trained and dedicated personnel. They train frequently,
in order to maintain the highest skill level possible in
many techniques, such as speed handcuffing, cell
extractions of passive and resisting inmates, and
Pressure Point Control Tactics.
Officers are assigned to the team on a voluntary basis.
They are highly motivated and dedicated to the mission
of the Corrections Division.
Response Team enables the Sheriff's Office to deal with
the potentially volatile situations that occur in the
Correctional field in the safest way possible for both
the inmate and the Corrections Officer.