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Firearms Response Unit

The Firearms Response Unit (FRU) of the RCIPS provides the Service’s armed response capability with 24-hour coverage.  Within the firearms unit, there is also a team deployed to planned police operations.  All firearms officers professionally and skillfully intervene and respond during incidents potentially involving firearms or other weapons, including the arrest of high-risk suspects.

FRU officers undergo continuous and rigorous training to ensure they meet the high standards of physical and psychological fitness their roles demand, and also maintain their skills and readiness to handle any situation as effectively and safely as possible.  Many FRU officers receive training in emergency medical care, maximizing their ability to save lives in any situation.  Their lifesaving efforts have been noted at the scenes of several deadly incidents.

The Unit is headed by an acting inspector, four acting sergeants and thirty-six constables.  FRU Officers regularly work with the Joint Marine Unit and DSCTF on intelligence-led operations to interdict the importation of drugs and firearms into the jurisdiction.  Another main priority of the Unit is to remove illegal firearms already on the islands, and they have contributed significantly to the total of twenty firearms seized by the RCIPS in 2017, the highest number seized to date.

Firearms Response Unit

Loxley Solomon

A / Police Inspector

Acting Police Inspector Loxley Solomon is the officer in charge of the Tactical Firearms Unit. He operates from the George Town Police Station.

Press Releases

21-Year-Old-Man of Bodden Town Charged with Attempted Murder and Other Offenses, 24 June

A 21-year-old-man of Bodden Town was arrested on Thursday 20 June, on suspicion of attempted murder and other offenses. This was in relation to a shooting incident that took place on 26 April, 2019 where a man was shot on South Church Street.

24th June, 2019

Police Profile: Police Constable Jonathan Parchment

Police Constable Jonathan Parchment, has been on operational duty as a front line officer for just over a year. Learn more about PC Parchment's experiences over the past year in this latest RCIPS Police Profile.

20th June, 2019
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