• Armed Response Unit

    ARU officers are trained, equipped and deployed to support district colleagues by dealing with spontaneous and pre-planned incidents where people are armed with firearms, knives and other weapons.

  • Close Protection Unit

    The primary function of the Close Protection Unit is to provide protection to designated persons under significant threat in Northern Ireland.

  • Dog Section

    Dog Section provides the Police Service of Northern Ireland with specialist search capabilities, the ability to track people and look for evidence of criminality.

  • Emergency Planning

    PSNI Emergency Planning Unit works together with local government, statutory and community partners in planning for, response to and recovery from emergencies and disruption.

  • Information Security and Records Management

    Information security and records management are fundamental to how the police manage many of the challenges faced in policing today.

  • Firearms and Explosives Branch

    Firearms and Explosives Branch (FEB) are the Chief Constables’ delegated authority to manage firearms licensing in line with the Firearms (NI) Order 2004.

  • Northern Ireland Police College

    Northern Ireland Police College help to achieve the organisational purpose of Keeping People Safe through Policing with the Community by preventing crime, protecting communities and detecting offenders by supporting the delivery of operational policing.

  • Operational Planning Hub

    The OSD Planning Hub is the engine room of the Operational Support Department.

  • Operational Policy

    Operational Policy is a sub branch within the PSNI’s Operational Support Dept. The role of the unit is to develop and maintain policy to support operational police officers in keeping people safe.

  • OSD Business Support

    The key role of OSD Business Services is to Keep People Safe by supporting Operational service delivery.

  • Police Search Advisor

    A Police Search Adviser (PolSA) is responsible for the planning, organisation, management and control of Crime, Missing Person and Counter Terrorism searches.

  • Roads Policing Unit

    The Road Policing Unit leads the PSNI’s efforts to keep everyone safe on our roads through working with other agencies to apply the 3 “Es” of Road Safety, namely Enforcement, Education and Engineering.

  • Security Branch

    Security Branch provides advice to Police Officers, Police Staff, and support to members of the public threatened or intimidated.

  • Tactical Support Group

    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.