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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Press Release
October 25, 2016
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(850) 488-0420

Florida Department of Corrections Hosts Rapid Response Team Competition

MARIANNA, Fla. – The Florida Department of Corrections held a Rapid Response Team (RRT) competition last Friday, October 21, at the Jackson County Agriculture Center. The event consisted of RRTs representing Region 1 correctional institutions challenging each other in an obstacle course, riot control formations, shooting, a recreation field disturbance scenario, and a class on shield formations. RRTs are 14 person teams comprised of correctional officers who are trained to deal with emergencies such as riots, natural disasters and man-made disasters. This event provides key training and competition for those men and women who keep our communities safe on a daily basis. It also allows the Institutional, Regional and Central Office leadership teams to evaluate the proficiency and the quality of training that is being conducted by the RRTs.

For more information regarding the Department’s institutions, please visit For more information regarding the event, please contact the Department’s Office of Communications at (850) 488-0420.


As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 99,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.

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