Special Operations Division
The Special Operations Division is headed by the District Chief of Special Operations, and encompasses the Hazmat Unit, the Urban Search and Rescue Squad, the Water Rescue Squad and the Flying Squad. All members of the Special Operations Division are cross-trained to ensure a complete range of skills to respond to any and all events.
Special Operations Team members have obtained numerous hazardous materials and WMD certifications and are constantly upgrading their qualifications.
Special Event Response Teams
Special Event Response Teams are small, lightly-equipped teams of 2-4 people utilized during events such as Super Bowl, Jazz Fest, Essence Festival, Mardi Gras and any other event requiring rapid deployment teams for COBRA/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) response.