List of special police units


List of special police units

"This list is about law enforcement units. For military, see List of special forces units"

flagicon|AlbaniaAlbania

* Shqiponjat (The Eagles) Fact|date=August 2008
* Immediate Intervention Forces - FNSH Fact|date=August 2008
* Port Authority Security Force Fact|date=August 2008

flagicon|AlgeriaAlgeria

* Groupe d'Intervention Spécial (GIS) Fact|date=August 2008

flagicon|ArgentinaArgentina

;Argentine Federal Police
*Federal Special Operations Group (GEOF)
*Hawk Special Operations Brigade (BEOH)
*Albatross Group
*Scorpion Group

flagicon|AustriaAustria

;Austrian Federal Police
* Einsatzkommando Cobra (EKO Cobra)


=flagicon|The BahamasBahamas,The=

;Royal Bahamas Police Force
*Security and Intelligence Branch

flagicon|BelgiumBelgium

;nowrap
*Federal Police Special Units (former SIE/ESI)

flagicon|BoliviaBolivia

;Bolivian Police Force
*Polivalente
*Fuerza especial de lucha contra el narcotráfico- FELCN (bolivian anti-narcotics force)

flagicon|BrazilBrazil

;Military Police
*BOPE - Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais (Special Police Operations Battalion);Federal Police
* COT - Comando de Operações Táticas (Tactical Operations Command);Civil Police
* CORE - Coordenadoria de Recursos Especiais (Special Resources Direction)
* GARRA - Grupo Armado de Repressão a Roubos e Assaltos (Robbery and Assault Repression Armed Group)
* GOE - Grupo de Operações Especiais (Special Operations Group)

flagicon|BulgariaBulgaria

;nowrap| Bulgarian Gendarmerie
* Special Counter-Terror Force - Специализиран Отряд за Борба с Тероризма("The Berets")
* Counter-Terrorist Squads

flagicon|CanadaCanada

;Royal Canadian Mounted Police
* Emergency Response Team (RCMP) / Groupe Tactique d'Intervention (GTI)


=flagicon|People's Republic of ChinaChina, People's Republic of=

;People's Armed Police (CAPF)
*Snow Wolf Commando Unit (SWCU)
*Immediate Action Unit (IAU)
*Provincial Special Police Groups (SPG);Municipal Public Security Police Bureaus
*Beijing SWAT Unit

flagicon|Hong KongHong Kong

;nowrap| Hong Kong Police
*Airport Security Unit (ASU)
*Police Tactical Unit (PTU):*Special Duties Unit (SDU):*Quick Reaction Force (QRF)
*Small Boat Unit (SBU)
*VIP Protection Unit (VIPPU, a.k.a. "G4")

flagicon|MacauMacau

;Macau Public Security Police Force
*UNIDADE TÁCTICA DE INTERVENÇÃO DA POLÍCIA (Police Intervention Tactical Unit, UTIP, a.k.a. "Special Police")
**Grupo de Operações Especiais (Special Operation Group, GOE, a.k.a. "Macau's Flying Tigers");Macau Judiciary Police

flagicon|ColombiaColombia

;Colombian National Police
*JUNGLAS

flagicon|Costa RicaCosta Rica

* Unidad de Intervención Especial - DIS (Ministerio de la Presidencia)
* Servicio Policial de Intervención Immediata - SPII-OIJ
* Unidad Especial de Apoyo - MSP
* Unidad de Intervención Policial (crowd-management) UIP (MSP)
* Unidad Tactica Policial - MSP
* Unidad Canina - MSP
* Policia Antidrogas - PCD (MSP)

flagicon|CroatiaCroatia

;Law Enforcement
*ATJ Lučko (counter-terrorist unit)

flagicon|CubaCuba

;Police
*BE PNR

flagicon|Czech RepublicCzech Republic

*URNA (Útvar rychlého nasazení - Rapid Reaction Unit)

flagicon|FijiFiji

*Police Tactical Response Unit

flagicon|FinlandFinland

;Finnish Police
* Karhuryhmä (Special unit of the Police)
**Finnish Border Guard
*** Border Guard Readiness Unit
*** "Erikoisrajajääkärit" (Special Border Jägers)

flagicon|FranceFrance

;Gendarmerie
*Groupe d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (GIGN)
* "Pelotons d'Intervention de 2e Génération" (PI2G);National Police;Joint unit
* "Groupement interarmées d'hélicoptères " (GIH, joint air force and army light aviation helicopters unit for specialized units of Gendarmerie and Police)
* Recherche Assistance Intervention Dissuasion (RAID)
* "Groupes d'Intervention de la Police Nationale" (GIPN)

flagicon|GermanyGermany

;Bundespolizei ("Federal Police")
*GSG 9

flagicon|GreeceGreece

;Greek Police
*Special Anti-Terrorist Unit ("EKAM");GreekCoast Guard
*Special Operations Teams ("OEA (Greece)|OEA")

flagicon|HungaryHungary

* TESZ

flagicon|IcelandIceland

;Ministry of Foreign Affairs
*Icelandic Crisis Response Unit (ICRU);Icelandic Police
* Víkingasveitin ("Viking Squad" / Special Operations Unit of the National Commissioner);Icelandic Coast Guard
* Ordnance disposal Unit / Frogman team

flagicon|IndiaIndia

;Indian Police Service
* National Security Guards;Paramilitary
* Special Frontier Force;Protective Service Unit
* Special Protection Group

flagicon|IndonesiaIndonesia

;Indonesian National Police / POLRI
* Brigade Mobil (National Police Special Operations Force, Police Commandos, Special Response team) POLRI
** Detachment 88 (Police Counter-terrorist force)

flagicon|IraqIraq

;Iraqi Police
* Hilla SWAT Team

flagicon|IrelandIreland

;Irish Police
* Emergency Response Unit (ERU)

flagicon|IsraelIsrael

;Israel Police
*Yasam
*Gideonim
*Yagal
*Public Transportation (Yoav, Horev, and Nit'zan);Israel Prison Service
*Nachshon
*Dror
*Masada;Border Police (Magav)
*Yamam
*Yamas
*Yamag
*Matilan

flagicon|ItalyItaly

;Italian Carabinieri
*Gruppo di Intervento Speciale (GIS);Italian State Police
*Nucleo Operativo Centrale di Sicurezza (NOCS);Italian Finance Security:
*AntiTerrorismo Pronto Impiego (AT-PI)

flagicon|JapanJapan

;National Police Agency
*Special Assault Team (SAT) --- national SWAT units;Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department
*Special Investigation Team (SIT)
*Security Police (SP) --- the VIP protection units
*1st-9th Mobile Units
*Counter Firearms Units --- the armed response teams;Osaka Prefectural Police Department
*Martial Arts Attack Team (MAAT);Japan Coast Guard
*Special Security Team (SST) --- the maritime SWAT teams
*Special Police Team
*Special Rescue Team --- the maritime search & rescue teams
*National Strike Team (NST) --- the maritime oil pollution response teams


=flagicon|South KoreaKorea, Republic of=

;National Police Agency
* Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT)
**Seoul Metropolitan Police SWAT Team (Unit 868)
**Incheon Metropolitan Police SWAT Team (Unit 313);Republic of Korea Coast Guard
* Sea Special Assault Team (SSAT)

flagicon|LebanonLebanon

;Lebanese Police Force
* Fuhud ("Panthers")("Special Police Unit")

flagicon|LithuaniaLithuania

* VSAT SPB (Lithuanian State Border Guard Service Rapid Reaction Squads)

flagicon|MalaysiaMalaysia

;nowrap|
*Pasukan Gerakan Khas (Police Counter-terrorist force) PDRM
**69th Commando Battalion (Police Commandos, Paramilitary Police, Bomb Squad)
**Special Actions Unit (Metropolitant Police SWAT, Anti-Organized Crime Task Force, Special Response Teams)
*Police Combat Diving Unit (Marine Police SWAT, Counter-Piracy units, Maritime Anti Terror units / Modelled on by US Navy SEALs)

flagicon|MaltaMalta

;Maltese Police
*Special Assignments Group

flagicon|MexicoMexico

;Federal Preventive Police
* Grupo de Operaciones Especiales (GOPES)

flagicon|NetherlandsNetherlands

;Police
*Dienst Speciale Interventies (DSI)
*Arrestatieteam

flagicon|New ZealandNew Zealand

;nowrap|New Zealand Police
* Special Tactics Group (STG)

flagicon|NorwayNorway

;Norwegian Police Service
* Team Delta (Beredskapstroppen)

flagicon|PanamaPanama

*Darien-Kuna Yala Border Security Police (DARKUN)

flagicon|PhilippinesPhilippines

; Philippine National Police
* Special Action Force
* Philippine National Police Aviation Security Command
* Police and Armed Forces Anti-Crime Emergency Response Task Force (PACER)

flagicon|PolandPoland

;nowrap
* Pododdziały Antyterrorystyczne ("Zarzad Operacji Antyterrorystycznych", ZOA KGP)

flagicon|PortugalPortugal

;Security Forces (Public Security Police & National Republican Guard)
*Grupo de Operações Especiais (Special Operations Group)
* Companhia de Operações Especiais (Special Operations Company)

flagicon|RomaniaRomania

;nowrap|
**G.S.P.I. ACVILA
*;nowrap
*Detaşamentul Poliţiei pentru Intervenţie Rapidă
**DIAS, Special Actions and Interventions Detachment
**Serviciul de Poliţie pentru Intervenţie Rapidă
*;nowrap
**Special Intervention Brigade "Vlad Ţepeş";nowrap
**BAT - Anti-Tero Brigade

flagicon|Russia Russia

;nowrap|
* Alpha Group
* Vympel ("Pennant", aka Group V);nowrap|MVD
*ODON ("Separate Operational Purpose Division")
*OMON
*SOBR
*Saturn
*Vityaz
*Rus

flagicon|Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

;Saudi Arabian General Security
*Saudi Emergency Force (SEFC)
*Mission-Security Force

flagicon|SerbiaSerbia

;Law enforcement
*Gendarmerie (Serbia)
*SAJ (Special Anti-terrorist Unit)
*PTJ (Anti-Terrorist Unit)

flagicon|SingaporeSingapore

;Singapore Police Force
*Special Operations Command
**Special Tactics and Rescue (STAR)
*Police Coast Guard
**Special Task Squadron (STS)

flagicon|SloveniaSlovenia

* Specialna Enota Policije (SEP)

flagicon|South AfricaSouth Africa

;South African Police Service
*Special Task Force (STF)

flagicon|SpainSpain

;Guardia civil
*Unidad Especial de Intervención (UEI)
*Grupo Antiterrorista Rural (GAR);Cuerpo Nacional de Policía
*Grupos Operativos Especiales de Seguridad (GOES)
*Grupo Especial de Operaciones (GEO)
*Sección Especial de Reacción y Apoyo / Centauro (SERA)
*Grupo Operativo de Respuesta (GOR)
*Unidad de Intervención Policial (UIP)
*Unidad de Drogas Y Crimen Organizado (UDYCO);Mossos d'Esquadra
*Grup Especial d'Intervenció (GEI)
*Brigada Mòbil (BRIMO)

flagicon|Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

;nowrap|
* Special Task Force (STF)

flagicon|SwitzerlandSwitzerland

;Federal Office of Police
* Détachement Action Rapide et Dissuasion (DARD)

flagicon|SwedenSweden

;Swedish Police Service
*Nationella Insatsstyrkan (Police CT Unit)


=flagicon|Republic of ChinaRepublic of China (Taiwan)=

;nowrap|
*Air Police Corps
*Special Police Corps
**Wei-An Special Services Commando
*Thunder Squad (Special Weapons And Tactics Police Counter-Terrorism unit);nowrap| Coast Guard Administration
* Special Task Unit

flagicon|ThailandThailand

;Royal Thai Police
* Royal Thai Police Arintaraj 26 Special Operations Unit (Metro Bangkok SWAT)
* Royal Thai Police Naresuan 261 Special Operations Unit (Border Patrol Police SWAT)

flagicon|TurkeyTurkey

;Turkish Gendarmerie
* Ozel Jandarma Komando Bolugu;Turkish Police-Türk Polisi
* özel tim (Special Team)

flagicon|UkraineUkraine

;Ukranian Police Force
* Berkut ("Golden Eagles")

flagicon|United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates

;Dubai Police Force
* Police Special Unit

flagicon|United KingdomUnited Kingdom

* National Criminal Intelligence Service
* Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)
* Metropolitan Police Service
** Royalty and Diplomatic Protection Department
** Counter Terrorism Command
** Specialist Firearms Command (CO19)
** Flying Squad
* Greater Manchester Police
** Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) [http://www.gmp-recruitment.co.uk/ctuintro.htm]

flagicon|United StatesUnited States

;Police
*Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT)
* Aerial Support to Regional Enforcement Agencies (ASTREA), a special division of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. [Colquhoun, Jason. "The Sounds of Security", "Vertical 911 Magazine", Jun/Jul 2008.] ;Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
*nowrap
;United States Marshals Service (USMS)
*Special Operations Group (SOG)
*United States Federal Witness Protection Program;Coast guard
* Maritime Safety and Security Team

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