Grupo de Operaciones Policiales Especiales

The Grupo de Operaciones Policiales Especiales (GOPE) (English: Special Police Operations Group) is the police tactical unit of the Carabineros de Chile which carry out high-risk police operations throughout the country, including bomb disposal, location and tracking of bombs and explosives, rescuing people or bodies from places of difficult access, anti-crime raids and clashes.[1] GOPE is a special force of military uniformed police, as stipulated in the Constitutional Act of the Carabineros.

Special Police Operations Group
Grupo de Operaciones Policiales Especiales
MottoActitud, Aptitud, Juicio y Disciplina[1]
Agency overview
FormedJune 7, 1979
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionChile
Parent agencyCarabineros de Chile
Website
www.carabineros.cl

HistoryEdit

GOPE was created on 7 June 1979 with the aim of acting as a complement to police work across the country, and responds to complex situations that began to take shape in 1980.

Its career demonstrates the professionalism of its crew made up of men highly trained to counter the more dangerous criminal activities. Its tasks are supported by the Special Action Patrols (PAES), which perform tasks of shelter and protection of citizens.

JurisdictionEdit

The Special Police Operations Group has jurisdiction over the entire Chilean national territory, including the Insular Area and the Chilean Antarctic Territory. This is to ensure national security and not only state or regional.

VehiclesEdit

GOPE vehicles are mostly used for transporting equipment for the work of the EOD section.

Vehicle Origin Function
Sherpa APC Assoult   France Armored Vehicle
Mahindra Marksman   India
Panhard PVP Jeep   France
Chevrolet Tahoe   United States Equipment Transport
Chevrolet Suburban
Hyundai H1   South Korea
Nissan Frontier   Japan
Toyota Tundra   United States

Fields of operationEdit

  • Bomb disposal
  • Counter-terrorism exercises
  • Mastering the most advanced techniques of mountain rescue
  • Aquatic and urban areas
  • Skydiving
  • Martial arts
  • Diving tactics
  • Weapons handling and hazardous substances
  • Procedures in heavily polluted environments
  • Knowledge paramedics

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "GOPE". Carabineros de Chile. Retrieved 8 December 2019.

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