Operational Support Unit
The Operational Support Unit (OSU) is made up of officers with a wide range of specialist skills.
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.