BOPE | “I am the Devil” (Brazilian Special Police)

Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais (BOPE) or Special Police Operations Battalion is a unique police unit of the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro State in Brazil. BOPE units have broad involvement in urban fighting and in limited and confined situations. They use heavy guns and are more effective than customary non-military police. BOPE-PMERJ, albeit the most famous police force, isn’t the main unit of its kind among Brazil’s military police. Military Police of Alagoas and Military Police of Santa Catarina likewise call their expansive strategic units BOPE, while the military police of the Federal District and the State of Piauí call theirs the Batalhão de Operações

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