Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais  

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BOPE (Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais, or Special Police Operations Battalion) is the most elite unit in the Military Police of the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Due to the nature of crime in favelas, BOPE units have extensive experience in urban warfare as well as progression in confined and restricted environments. It also utilizes equipment deemed more powerful than traditional civilian law enforcement. Currently serving with 400 soldiers BOPE is the most deadly military force in Latin America with average 200 criminals killed per year.



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