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Jail Emergency Team

When things go bad inside the walls, the men and women in black armor are the ones to call.


The Jail Emergency Team is a highly trained group of Correctional Officers, specifically developed and equipped to deal with the tactical operations inside the Jail. Corrections Officers on J.E.T.  are tasked with the responsibility of controlling and containing Hostile emergencies within the Jail.

JET responds to incidents in all locations within the Macomb County Jail. Their duties include incident's involving violent or uncooperative inmates who refuse to comply with the direction from the Floor officers or comply with jail rules within the facility. The purpose of the team is to handle such incidents using the minimum amount of force necessary to resolve the situation while maintaining the order and control required within the Jail.

Macomb County Sheriff's Office, maintains 10 (trained and certified) J.E.T. Officers per shift, for a total of 30 Team members. These team members will perform the duties of the team as required by Shift Supervisors within the scope of the teams training. Each team member is required to maintain their training as scheduled by the team Coordinators and trainers.

The Macomb County Sheriff's Office, Jail EXTRACTION Team, was 1st formed and brought to the department in 1992. In order to meet the over increasing demands placed on modern correctional facilities, a new style of Team and training was needed, therefore the JAIL EMERGENCY TEAM was developed and formed.

JET is specifically equipped with protective equipment, entry gear and tactics, to deal with the highest level of resistance that may be encountered within the facility. The protective equipment is designed to protect the officers in hostile confrontations. Head, face, chest, back, shoulder, upper and lower arm, elbow, knee, shin, groin and foot protection are worn by all officers on the entry team, along with the use of high impact protective shield, the Team is geared up to make entry, restrain and control assaultive and resistive inmates. 

The team is trained to perform tactical containment and control of hostile situations in many different environments. Vehicles, confined spaces, large rooms, full light, no light, multiple inmates and or group disturbances. The teams train and prepare for any and all situations that may arise inside the facility.

Combined with expertise in team movement and close-quarters restraint of combative inmates, Macomb County J.E.T. is setting the standard in Michigan for Corrections Emergency Response Team training and responses.
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