Emergency Services Unit (ESU)

The Port Authority of Allegheny County Police Department Emergency Services Unit was created to assist the department through a group of specially trained officers for situations that arise above and beyond the normal capabilities of the patrol division.  ESU members have been specially trained in numerous areas: SWAT Tactics, Counter-Terrorism, Dignitary Protection, Riot Control, K-9, Hazmat, Hostage Negotiations and Explosive Ordinances.  ESU members are deployed throughout the port district and transportation system service area performing both general patrol responsibilities and emergency services operations.  The PAPD ESU also works in conjunction with surrounding law enforcement agencies i.e. Pittsburgh SWAT, SHACOG CRT, North Hills PD SERT, Pennsylvania State Police and U.S. Federal Air Marshall in a consolidated effort for the overall safety of the region.


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