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Tactical Planning Unit (TPU)

The Tactical Planning Unit (TPU) is based at the force's headquarters in Stafford. It is a small team of officers and staff who provide a consistent, corporate and co-ordinated response to matters affecting Staffordshire Police and our communities. It specialises in resilience, contingency and operational planning, This team of officers and staff are available 24/7 to provide assistance and advice to the force.

Firearms Helmet on CarThe unit is responsible for the planning of operations, exercises, VIP and royal visits, and events which involve liaising with other forces, partners and agencies; ensuring that regional and national information, good practice and guidance is readily available.

In addition to the planning process, the team also provides operational policing support to assist with the demands of local policing teams.