NY State Police SORT Demo
The New York International Air Show will feature an extraction demonstration by the New York State Police Special Operations Response Team (SORT) on August 24-25, 2019 at NY Stewart International Airport where the team is based. Pre-Event Sale is going on now! Purchase Now and Save 25% off the day-of-event price! The demo will... View Article
The New York International Air Show will feature an extraction demonstration by the New York State Police Special Operations Response Team (SORT) on August 24-25, 2019 at NY Stewart International Airport where the team is based.
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The demo will consist of an officer rescue scenario simulating that a member of the team has been injured and needs to be extracted. The SORT helicopter will make an approach following the deployment of red smoke to mark the location for the extraction. They’ll fast rope from the helicopter establishing a security perimeter and attend to the injured team member. Once stabilized the helicopter will return hosting the injured member from the extraction site. The rest of the team will depart on UTVs.
The New York State Police Mobile Response Team was formed in 1979, when the New York State Police realized the need for a coordinated action of integrated teams. In preparation for the 1980 Olympic Winter Games held in Lake Placid, the New York State Police began to realize the need for a highly specialized response unit, specifically trained and equipped to handle a wide variety of extremely dangerous law enforcement missions.
The New York State Police SORT is currently composed of 41 members from across the state which is divided into five regional teams for rapid deployment. While working varying schedules, they fall within the operation command of State Police Headquarters whose deployment and assistance are requested by local Troop Commanders. In addition to extensive regular firearms and physical qualification training, they routinely receive specialized instruction in areas such as hostage rescue, barricaded persons, dignitary and high value target protection and searches for escaped prisoners and wanted subjects. They also receive training in high risk entries, land navigation, weapons of mass destruction, search and rescue, high angle rope rescue along with tactical rappelling from helicopters, buildings and cliffs.
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