Surrey Police's Air Support unit is equipped with an EC135 Advanced Police Helicopter. This type and model is generally recognised as the most suitable aircraft for use by the police, and is currently in service with 15 forces throughout the UK. It is crewed by officers from Surrey, and flown by pilots with extensive military and civil aviation experience.
Police dogs are a huge asset to the police service. Not only do our canine friends help us to deter criminals and safeguard the public (would you want to take on a German Shepherd?), they also offer us something quite unique: an amazing sense of smell.
The Surrey Police Tactical Firearms Unit is a highly trained unit that is there to protect the public. About 46 Surrey officers are trained in the use of firearms. Some carry out protection and containment duties. The vast majority of members of the Tactical Firearms Unit are routinely armed and carry out routine patrol duties. The latter have received more specialised training and are used in serious and lengthy incidents.
The Firearms Licensing Department is responsible for issuing Certificates for Firearms, Shotguns and Explosives. To apply for a firearms licence, you can download the appropriate firearms forms from this site.