Criminal Investigations Department
CIDs deals with investigations into serious crimes. These count as robberies, burglaries, sexual offences, fraud, serious assaults and murders.
Authorised Firearm Officers
An Authorised Firearms Officer (AFO) is a police officer who has been selected, trained, accredited and authorised by a Chief Officer to carry a firearm operationally.
Dog Support Unit
Police dogs working with police dog handlers in one of the many police dog units in forces around the UK perform many essential tasks.
Emergency Response Team
This team will comprise of all response officers when they leave the Police College. The ERT will be run by two Inspectors, and five Sergeants.