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Operational Support Unit

What We Do

OSU officers work across the force, and have a wide range of skills including:

  • Counter terrorism and under water search
  • Dealing with chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents
  • Recovery of victims from major incidents
  • Working at heights
  • Supporting local policing operations aimed at reducing crime and making communities feel safer

The OSU also polices spontaneous or pre-planned major incidents. The department provides advanced public order trained officers, specialist search officers and officers trained in safe entry to buildings.