Operations Department

Operations Command provides unique and specialist policing services to assist Area Commands and Headquarters Departments in achieving their strategic aims.

Chief Superintendent Steve Neill leads the department which is made up of three main strategic elements.

Steve Neill




  • Tactical Operations – including Motor Patrols, the Dog Section, the Marine Unit, the Mounted Section, the Metro Unit and the Airport Unit.


  • Specialist Operations – including the Firearms Support Unit, Taser Training, Public Order Training, Driver Training and Officer Safety Training


  • Force Resilience Unit (FRU) – including the Football Neighbourhood Policing Team and responsible for resourcing, planning and contingencies.


The Operations Department has oversight of forcewide, site-specific and multi-agency plans, emergency planning in partnership with internal and external partners as well as having oversight of the event and operational planning process.