The Williamson County Sheriff's Office has a Critical Emergency Response Team (CERT) composed of one CERT Commander and twelve (12) CERT members. CERT is a specialized unit of highly trained Detention Deputies tasked with responding to incidents, riots, cell extractions, mass searches and disturbances involving uncooperative or violent inmates in the John I. Easley, Jr. Criminal Justice Center. CERT members also conduct high risk transports for the facility. CERT members initially attend a basic CERT operator's training school prior to assuming duties. CERT members also receive specialized monthly training. CERT is founded upon a team concept and is made up of highly motivated and experienced officers. CERT team members are available 24/7.