Republic of Cyprus
Cyprus Police

Emergency Response Unit

Operational Capabilities

1. General alertness in undertaking missions

2. Rapid call of personnel

3. Handling of terrorist incidents

4. Handling high risk situations

5. Rescue and provision of humanitarian help in calamities and other disasters

6. Hostage negotiations

7. Mobile Patrols

8. Traffic Roadblocks

9. Escorting dangerous detainees

10. Public figures (VIP) protection

11. Repression of disturbances and policing of sports events (Anti-Riot Teams)

12. Arrest and deportation of illegal immigrants

13. Support of other Police Departments and Divisional Headquarters

14. Witness protection programme

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