Call For The Tactical Option
Emergency Response Team
The Pentagon has it’s own full time police department ready
to take action when the need arises. When citizens need help they
call the police, when the police need help they call the Emergency
Response Team (ERT). The Pentagon houses an estimated
35,000 employees. If connected, the hallways within the Pentagon
would span about 18.5 miles.
The Pentagon features several roadways, parking
massive subway and bus terminal, several stores and businesses
in and around the property. Police related emergencies that require
how often arise. That’s when the Pentagon Police Department’s
(PPD) is called in to action.
The highly trained "Men in Black", or the "Ninjas"
as they are sometimes called, make up the ERT.
a section operated under
the Special Operation Division (SOD) and is broken down into tactical
response teams with surveillance and medical units. Each team
member is trained in entry techniques, hostage rescue, dignitary
protection, and certified in
the use of diversionary devices, less-than lethal munitions and
other crowd dispersing techniques.
ERT in training
New team members are trained at various notable
tactical schools. Among them are H&K International, the International
Association of Chiefs of Police, DC Metropolitan SWAT school,
and the US Park
Police SWAT school. Regular training includes conventional and special
weapons, defensive tactics, building entries, officer
and physical fitness.
that there will always be certain high-risk situations that require
special attention by well-trained police
the Pentagon Police Department’s Emergency Response Team
continues to strive for excellence and dedication to serve
of the Pentagon.