State Police Special Operations


The purpose of this procedure is to establish within METROFIRE a expedious method of obtaining the services of the Department of State Police, Bureau of Tactical Operations resources.

These resources include:

Air Wing - Aerial observations
Marine Section
Underwater Recovery Section

The activation of any of these resources may be initiated by the Chief of Department or his designee during an incident.

All requests will be made to the Metrofire Control Center who will activate the requested resource through procedures established with the State Police Communications Center.

Requests to the Metrofire Control Center shall include the specific resource requested, and will require the following information from the requesting community:

Location of the incident
Requesting Department and a call-back number
Incident Commander's name
Nature/extent of the incident
Assembly point/staging area for the resource requested


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