The Mission of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Response Team (S.O.R.T.) is to provide a highly trained special Operations Unit that will respond to and eliminate elevated security situations within the Knox County Corrections System or incidents deemed necessary by the Sheriff or his designee.
S.O.R.T. is an on call team that is able to deploy to a location within minutes of notification, then be able to quickly and efficiently eliminate any security problem, control any situation necessary and contain any threat with minimum injuries to officers, inmates and/or the general public. Those responsibilities include, but are not limited to: riot control, cell extractions, facility recovery, close security administrative search inspections, mass inmate movements, hostage recovery, courtroom security, high risk transports, lost/fleeing subject search, subject apprehension, servitude and execution of warrants.
The Knox County Special Operations Response Team would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us for any information or comments you may have.
**If this is an emergency or if you are in need of police response, please call 911**