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List of Elite Police Units

Post by Ryan » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:40 pm

Law enforcement counter-terrorist organizations by country
+ indicates military organization allowed to operate domestically.

Examples include:

Argentina: GEOF (Special Group of Federal Operations, Federal Arg Police) Falcon Commando (Comando Halcon, State Buenos Aires Police)
Australia: State and Australian Federal Police, Police Tactical Groups, Australian Protective Service (APS), Tactical Assault Group (TAG East & TAG West), and Australian Security and Intelligence Organization (ASIO)
Austria: EKO Cobra+; Austrian Military Police+ (Kommando Militärstreife & Militärpolizei — Kdo MilStrf&MP)
Bangladesh: Rapid Action Battalion+; Police Swat; Bangladesh Para Commandos; Bangladesh Navy Special Warfare Diving and Salvage (BN SWADS)
Brazil: State/local Police SWAT teams: BOPE, COE, GATE, COT
Bosnia and Herzegovina: SIPA
Canada: ERT
Chile: GOPE (Police Special Operations Group, Chilean Carabineros) ERTA (Tactic Reaction Team, PDI Chilean Civil Police)
China: Snow Leopard Commando Unit+, Beijing SWAT, Special Police Unit and Immediate Action Unit+
Croatia Lučko Anti-Terrorist Unit, RH Alfa
Czech: URNA National Police Rapid Response Unit or Útvar Rychlého Nasazení
Denmark: Politiets Aktionsstyrke
Dominican Republic: Anti-terrorism Special Command — Comando Especial Contra Terrorismo
Egypt: 777-Squad
Estonia: K-Commando
Finland Karhu-ryhmä, Utti Jaeger Regiment, Guard Jaeger Regiment
France: Police units GIPN, RAID and Gendarmerie GIGN+
Germany: Police SEK / MEK, USK (Bavarian State Police), ZUZ and Bundespolizei GSG 9+
Greece: Anti-Terror Division, Greek Police and Special Anti-Terrorist Unit.
Hong Kong: Police Force Special Duties Unit, Airport Security Unit and Counter Terrorism Response Unit.
Hungary: Commando Neutron I-II.
Iceland: Víkingasveitin
India: NSG, Force One, State and Metropolitan Police Commandos
Indonesia: Detachment 88
Iran: NAJA Iranian Police, NOPO Team Anti-terror special force
Iraq: Iraqi Hillah Swat
Ireland: Emergency Response Unit (Garda), Irish Army Ranger Wing
Israel: YAMAM – elite Israeli Police anti-terror unit (counter-terror, foiling terrorism, hostages rescue etc.), "Mistaarvim" – IDF and Border Guard undercover units for foiling terrorism
Italy: NOCS, GIS
Japan: Special Assault Team, Special Security Team
Korea, South: 707th Special Mission Unit+
Latvia: OMEGA police unit
Lithuania: ARAS (Force) Lithuanian Police force of antiterrorism operations
Malaysia: Pasukan Gerakan Khas, UNGERIN, Rapid Actions Troops, STAR APMM
Netherlands:DSI+ (Dutch: Dienst Speciale Interventies, Special Interventions Service) and police special arrest teams Royal Marechaussee(Dutch: Brigade Speciale Beveiligingsopdrachten, Special Security Task Brigade)dutch marines BBE
New Zealand: Special Tactics Group, NZSAS Tactical Assault Group (TAG)
Norway: Beredskapstroppen, FSK+
Poland: GROM
Portugal: GOE and COE
Pakistan: Special Service Group, Pakistan Army Rangers, and Elite Police Commandos
Philippines: PNP-Special Action Force, Philippine Navy-Naval Special Warfare Group, Coast Guard-Special Operations Group and police SWAT teams
Romania: Brigada Antiteroristă, (counter-terrorist brigade)
Russia: Spetsgruppa A, Vympel
Serbia: SAJ, PTJ
Sri Lanka: Special Task Force
Spain: GEO and UEI
Sweden: National Task Force (Nationella Insatsstyrkan) and Särskilda Skyddsgruppen (Special Protection Group)
Taiwan: Thunder Squad
Turkey: Özel tim-Özel Harekat Timi (Special Team) and Maroon Berets
UK: Counter Terrorism Command
Uruguay: GEO (Uruguayan Police) and Escorpión Commando Group (Uruguayan Army)
US: FBI Hostage Rescue Team, Federal Air Marshal Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, BORTAC, state/local Police SWAT teams
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Re: List of Elite Police Units

Post by badger » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:11 pm

Poland : BOA, CBS
Slovakia : Lynx commando, Unit of special assignment - Útvar osobitného určenia -


Re: List of Elite Police Units

Post by Dramatikk » Mon May 02, 2011 8:37 pm

United Nations(UN):

UN Special Team Six.

Kind regards, Dramatikk. :)

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Re: List of Elite Police Units

Post by Dsumner » Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:35 pm

US Federal teams

FBI SWAT And Enhanced SWAT Teams
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Foreign-Deployed Advisory and Support Teams (FAST)
US Marshals Service Special Operations Group (SOG), US Marshals Service Special Response Teams (SRT)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Special Response Teams
Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Special Operations and Response Teams (SORT)

US Secret Service Counter Assault Team (CAT)
US Secret Service Uniform Division Emergency Response Team (ERT)
US Secret Service Counter Sniper (CS) Unit

US Boarder Patrol Special Response Teams
US Boarder Patrol San Diego Sector BORTAC (formerly REACT)
US Customs and Boarder Protection (CBP) Special Response Teams
US Customs and Boarder Protection Quick Reaction Force (QRF)
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Response Teams (SRT)
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Tactical Intervention and Control (TIAC) Teams

Federal Protective Service (FPS) Special Response Teams (SRT)

Bureau of Diplomatic Security Office of Mobile Security Deployments (MSD)

US Park Police SWAT Team
United States Park Police, New York Field Office Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team
US Park Service Special Event and Tactical Teams (SETT)

US Capital Police Containment and Emergency Response Team (CERT)

US Mint Police Special Response Team

Federal Reserve Police Special Response Team (SRT)

U.S. Department of Energy Special Response Teams (SRT)
U.S. Department of Energy Special Response Force (SRF)

Amtrak Police Mobile Tactical Unit (MTU)

Central Intelligence Agency Security Protective Service (SPS) Special Response Team (SRT)

National Security Agency Police Department Special Response Team (SRT)

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Re: List of Elite Police Units

Post by Alfa47 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:23 pm

"Romania: Brigada Antiteroristă, (counter-terrorist brigade)"
BAT(Brigada Antitero/Antiteroristă) is the force of the internal intelligence agency, somehow similar to FBI's HRT. They aren't a police unit and they don't do police missions, they only do anti-terror missions and they're the ones designated to do it by the Constitution.
The police units are SIAS, DIAS, SPIR and an unnamed nuclear warfare unit. Either DIAS or SPIR has changed the name to SAS(Special Actions Service, Serviciul de Acțiuni Speciale, it has nothing to do with the British SAS, it's just a coincidence). There are also the Gendarmery units which may be considered police units because the gendarmes often do the jobs of policemen. The one to note here is BSIJ(Brigada Specială de Intervenție a Jandarmeriei, Gendarmery's Special Intervention Brigade)
The elite police unit of Romania is GSPI Acvila, which is formed from personnel from the other police units, somehow similar to GSG9 in that it is a pretty secretive unit that does a lot of hi-speed shit. It was disbanded until recently, when it was announced that they are being recreated. They're SWAT on steroids.
So, Ryan, Brigada Antitero is not a police unit at all.
The counter-terrorism units are BAT, BSIJ, Brigada 1 anti-teroristă, SIAT. <check this shit, pretty old site with some outdated info but it's a gold mine.

EDIT: There's also army's DIR, which is supposedly a tier 1 unit loosely based on the SAS that is allowed to operate domestically. BAT is still the number 1 CT unit from Romania.

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Re: List of Elite Police Units

Post by Breacher01 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:57 am

Netherlands: Korps Commando troepen(KCT), Netherlands Maritime Special Operations Forces (NLMARSOF), BSB, DSI/AT

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