The Border Patrol Tactical Unit provides an immediate response capability to high-risk incidents requiring specialized skills and tactics. With a cadre of full-time team members headquartered in El Paso, Texas and non-full-time members dispersed throughout the the country, BORTAC offers a global response capability and conducts operations both in the United States and in other countries in furtherance of the U.S. Border Patrol’s mission. The teams can be called upon to deploy immediately when needed.

NOCS Italy

The NOCs is a highly specialized counter-terrorism unit of the Italian State Police, capable of intervening from the 3 dimensions on the whole national territory within a few hours and with capabilities of operations on aircraft, trains, buses, embassies, or stadium areas. Famous for the 1982 rescue of US Brigadier General James Dozier, kidnapped by the Red Brigades, the initially named “Counter Commando Unit” is based in the outskirts of Roma,


The tactical arm of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Emergency Response Team (in French: Groupe Tactique d’Intervention) is a group of highly-trained RCMP members capable of employing specialized weapons, equipment, and tactics to resolve potentially violent  and high-risk situations. ERT operations can take place day or night, in all types of terrain, locations and weather conditions, on land or at sea, both within Canada or abroad.