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

The team working within it are responsible for the daily tasking and co-ordinating of a number of specialist resources in support of local District Policing and various operations departments throughout the entire province. 

In a one week period we will process 94 requests for assistance from colleagues, partners and external agencies are received on a daily basis.  Requests are subject to a rigorous assessment process and resources are allocated in order of prioritisation based on assessing the current Threat, Harm, Risk and Opportunity with our main focus on Keeping People Safe. 

The areas of specialist support managed by the OSD Hub include:

  • Tactical Support Group
  • Dogs
  • Roads Policing Units
  • Armed Response Unit
  • Close Protection Unit
  • POLSA
  • Search and Rescue
  • CBRN, HES
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