Grupo de Operaciones Policiales Especiales (Chile)

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Special Police Operations Group
Grupo de Operaciones Policiales Especiales
Agency overview
Formed June 7, 1979
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
General nature
Operational structure
Agency executive Bruno Villalobos Krumm

The Grupo de Operaciones Policiales Especiales (Police Special Operations Group, GOPE) is the grouping of commands of the Police of Chile [ 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. GOPE is a special force of military uniformed police, as stipulated in the Constitutional Act of the Carabineros.


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.

  • So far it is the only special operations unit in the world that considers mainly based MAN FACTOR, according to which neither the highest technology is sufficient to address critical situations if not considered the courage, intelligence and patriotism as a fundamental force for serve your country in difficult events.


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

To read more about the jurisdiction or the operation of Carabineros de Chile enter here.

Chilean national territory South America / Highlighted in green

Jurisdiction of Carabineros de Chile / GOPE


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 operation[edit]

  • 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

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