Tactical Operations and
Correctional Transportation Unit
24 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: (860) 692-7503
Fax: (860) 692-7513
Director: Ronald Cotta
The mission of the Tactical Operations Unit is to provide the Commissioner of Correction with a contingent of specially trained and equipped personnel, that is fully prepared at all times to rapidly respond to emergency situations within the Department of Correction. Through the utilization of the least amount of force that is necessary, the Unit is ready to restore safety, security and order to an affected correctional facility. The Tactical Operations Unit is made up of the North and South District Correctional Emergency Response Teams (C.E.R.T.), The Special Operation Group hostage rescue team (SOG), Situational Control Hostage Negotiation Team (SITCON), Armory Operation, and the Firearm Training Unit.
The Correctional Transportation Unit (CTU) is responsible for statewide inmate transportation with offices in Cheshire and Suffield. The Correctional Transportation Unit on a yearly basis securely transports more than 120,000 inmates a total of more than one million miles, for sentence review hearings, court appearances, medical appointments, halfway house placements, discharges and in and out of state transfers. Traveling as far away as Florida and Arizona, CTU has assisted state, local and federal law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Marshal Service, Judicial Marshal Service, FBI, INS and State's Attorney's Offices across the state.
The Director of the Tactical Operations and Correctional Transportation Unit also oversees the Building Security Unit for Central Office and the elite Honor Guard and Bagpipe and Drum Band Unit, which represents the Department in public functions and ceremonies throughout Connecticut.