- Our Department
- Divisions & Specialty Units
- Special Operations Division
Special Operations Division
Provides aerial surveillance, search and apprehension duties and rescue services.
Provides identification, recovery, transportation and disposal of explosives and suspected explosive devices.
Responds to situations calling for trained police dogs which include building and area searches, evidence/property recovery, tracking and apprehending of suspects and searches for narcotics and hazardous devices.
Dignitary Protection Team
Specially trained officers responsible for the protecting and escorting of government officials and dignitaries.
Provides for the recovery of property, injured persons and corpses within the waters of the department’s jurisdiction.
Hazardous Incident Response Team
Responses to incidents involving human biological vectors and hazardous material situations requiring police presence.
Represents the department at ceremonious occasions that include funerals, parades, award ceremonies, and other functions deemed appropriate by the Chief of Police.
Hostage Negotiating Team
Negotiates the surrender of hostage takers or barricaded suspects and the safe release of hostages through effective implementation of the negotiating process.
Provides patrol support by addressing quality of life issues, deterring criminal activity through officer presence, assisting in crowd management and crowd control at public events and maintaining increased visibility in targeted areas thus ensuring and encouraging a feeling of safety and security for all citizens.
Provides assistance to departmental members involved in critical incidents, traumatic events, or any other incidents that may cause members emotional distress. The Peer Support Team (PST) is also a resource for members who may be experiencing personal or on-the-job issues.
Provides waterborne services on the Ohio River and its tributaries.
Special Response Team
Responds to incidents that may require crowd control/management, natural disasters, and other major events.
Special Weapons and Tactics Team
Responds to situations involving hostage takers, barricaded suspects or other incidents that may involve a threat to human life where specialized training or equipment could be utilized.
Responds and investigates collisions involving fatalities, life threatening injuries or collisions on the interstates.