Equipment used by Firearms Support Unit

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Brandon Tomlinson

Dear West Yorkshire Police,

I am writing to you today to request some information regarding Firearms Support Unit in the Operations Support divisions.

1. i would like to know the current weapons used by Authorized Firearms Officers & Specialist Firearms Officers.

2. All the Equipment carried in Firearms Support Unit, Armed Response Vehicles (with images if possible)

3. A list of the medical equipment carried in the medical kits in the Armed Response Vehicles.

I am requesting this information as i'am very interested in Armed Police and live in West Yorkshire and have always wondered what we use/carry. Furthermore i'am currently doing some School Coursework on police and this information would be very useful to use in it.

Kind Regards,
Brandon Tomlinson

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Good Morning,

 

Thank you for your request for information received by West Yorkshire
Police on 14/01/21.

 

You requested the following information:

 

I am writing to you today to request some information regarding Firearms
Support Unit in the Operations Support divisions.

 

1. i would like to know the current weapons used by Authorized Firearms
Officers & Specialist Firearms Officers.

 

2. All the Equipment carried in Firearms Support Unit, Armed Response
Vehicles (with images if possible)

 

3. A list of the medical equipment carried in the medical kits in the
Armed Response Vehicles.

 

 

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