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Role of the Tactical Support Group (TSG)

Tactical Support Group (TSG) forms part of Operational Support Department and has thirteen teams across the country. Each team operates throughout the country carrying out a variety of tasks.

What TSG do

TSG officers are trained in a range of specialist tactics and deliver a highly versatile mobile resource supporting District Policing colleagues across all of Northern Ireland.

TSG provides uniformed support to investigative departments including Organised Crime Branch, Major Investigation Teams and CID. TSG regularly supports partner agencies including the National Crime Agency, HM Revenue and Customs, and UK Border Agency.

Core TSG functions include public order, search, method of entry, counter terrorism and crime reduction, community safety, response to major crime scenes and a surveillance capability. TSG also provides specialist support to maritime and roads policing operations.

Tactical Support Group (TSG) Training Exercise