Coordenadoria de Recursos Especiais

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Coordenadoria de Recursos Especiais
Core logo.PNG
Active 1969–present
Country  Brazil
Type Police Tactical Unit
Role Counter-terrorism
Law enforcement
Garrison/HQ Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nickname(s) CORE
Colors Black
Mascot(s) M16 crossed and knife in the skull
Anniversaries 4 July 1969

The Coordenadoria de Recursos Especiais (Portuguese for Coordination of Special Assets), best known by its acronym CORE, is the Police Tactical Unit of the Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro State. It was formed on 4 July 1969 and is comparable to São Paulo's GOE.


  • Operations against organized crime
  • High-risk arrests
  • High-risk VIP's escort


CORE helicopter – Bell Huey II

Its structure is composed of the following operating units:

  • Serviço de Operações e Táticas Especiais (SOTE) - Special Operations and Tactics Service
    • Seção de Snipers; - Sniper Section
    • Seção de Operações Táticas (SOT) - Tactical Operations Section
    • Grupo de Operações Especiais (GOE) - Special Operations Group
    • Seção de Operações Aéreas (SOA) - Air Operations Section
    • Seção de Operações Marítimas e Ribeirinhas (SOMAR) - Maritime and Riverine Operations Section
    • Seção de Gerenciamento de Crises (SGC) - Crisis Management Section
    • Seção de Treinamento Especializado (STE) - Specialized Training Section
    • Seção de Logística e Equipamentos (SLE) - Logistic and Equipment Section
  • Serviço de Apoio Policial (SAP) - Police Support Service
  • Serviço de Planejamento Operacional (SPO) - Operational Planning Service
  • Serviço Aeropolicial (SAER) - Air Police Service
  • Esquadrão Anti-bomba (EAB) - Bomb Squad
  • Serviço de Suporte Operacional (SESOP) - Operational Support Service


Armored Vehicles[edit]

Caveirão Armored Vehicle

CORE has armored vehicles, popularly known caveirões, used mainly in operations where there is conflict with drug traffickers. Shielded not have their own weapons, and its firepower made by the armor of troops. The main purpose of these armored vehicles is to protect the lives of trim elements and break the physical barriers used by drug trafficking. Armored still are essential in supporting the rescue trapped police units and in removing the wounded confrontation scenarios.


  • MAULAZ, Paulo - Operações Especiais, Rio de Janeiro, PCERJ, 2006. (Port)


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