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Central Firearms Unit (CFU)

The Central Firearms Unit (CFU) is part of the Tactical Support Department.

Police Officers at the shooting range.The Central Firearms Unit (CFU) provides firearms training for all authorised firearms officers (AFOs) within the force both in tactical and shooting skills.

The unit also provides the force with tactical firearms advisors 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week to support police commanders who deal with incidents involving the deployment of armed police officers.

All instructors within the unit are highly trained, and have:

  • completed national police training courses to qualify them as instructors
  • undertaken close protection roles
  • been trained in using rifles
  • completed other specialised training courses.