CERT patchThe Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a team of highly trained and highly motivated Security Deputy’s tasked with responding to incidents including cell/housing unit extractions, disturbances within the jail possibly involving uncooperative or violent inmates, barricaded inmates, riots, mass searches, or hostage situations. CERT Team members are outfitted with extensive gear, including body armor, riot helmets, and specialty weapons. Some of these specialty weapons include less-than-lethal tasers, stun shields, OC spray, or pepperball launchers. CERT Team members are required to be contactable and available to respond at all times.