The OSU is the MDP's mobile, flexible armed reserve, OSU officers can be deployed at short notice anywhere in the UK in order to provide specialist policing skills. These include protester removal by use of cutting equipment and, where required, at height.

It can also mean working in confined spaces as part of counter terrorism searches, and they have Level One public order and radiological protection (RP) capability. The OSU is split between two locations in the North and South of the Force area.

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