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Special Operations Response Team (SORT)

Special Operations Response Team (SORT)The Special Operations Response Team (SORT) was created in 1980 to provide a tactical response element for the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. There are currently five regional teams: Capital,Central,North, South, and West. The teams train and respond daily, and are a full time asset providing their specialized services to communities and law enforcement agencies across the state. In addition, each Troop has .308-cal. Riflemen who are available to work with the SORT as Snipers/Observers in certain critical incidents.

The purpose of the Special Operations Response Team is to support the New York State Police with a tactical response to critical events and other specialized assignments within the State of New York. Special Operations Response Team duties include, but are not limited to:

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