cert-3-smallThe Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT) was established to better prepare for and handle emergencies that may arise in Winnebago County correctional facilities. This team is dedicated and trained to handle situations that may be beyond the abilities of regular officers. They receive monthly team training in control tactics, forced cell extractions, cell block disturbances, riots, less lethal munitions, firearms and other types of emergencies that may occur in a corrections environment. Currently, the CERT Team  has one commander, two squad leaders and 22 officers.