Our Purpose:

Lead the QPS in the development of operational policy, projects and the provision of specialist services.

  • Specialist Response Group
  • Specialist Services Group
  • Forensic Services Group
  • Protective Services

Specialist Response Group
The Specialist Response Group (SRG) provides specialist response to manage and resolve high risk and counter terrorism operations and contribute to the national counter terrorism effort.  SRG also contributes to the enhancement of professional knowledge, leadership and incident management practices within the Group and across the Service through the provision of training and best practice advice in specialist and command areas.
The Group undertakes research of national and international specialist and tactical policing methodologies, tactics, training and equipment to establish benchmarks in their operational effectiveness. This includes the establishment and maintenance of strategic partnerships with external bodies, interstate and overseas specialist units and the Australian Defence Force.

Specialist Services Group

The tactical advantage - The Specialist Services Group was established in 1993 and is one of three groups comprising Operations Support Command.

The role of the Group is to ensure that Police Service personnel have adequate and appropriate specialist support, which is essential for the effective management of policing operations, both at the local and regional level.
Forensic Services Group
MISSION:  To provide forensic services to support operational policing.

The Forensic Services Group (FSG) provides a diverse range of field and laboratory based forensic services to assist police officers in criminal investigations.  FSG comprises more than 500 highly trained officers, both sworn and non-sworn, working from 37 facilities across Queensland.  Each facility holds accreditation to the international standard for laboratories with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA).  Scenes of Crime officers are generally the first forensic response to any crime scene.  Their task is to undertake initial forensic examinations at crime scenes where photographs, fingerprint examinations and the collection of physical evidence including DNA are required, and to identify those scenes where other forensic specialists should be utilised. FSG consists of DNA Management Section, Coronial Support Unit, Fingerprint Bureau, Photographic & Electronic Recording Section, Scenes of Crime Units, Scientific Section and Quality Management Section.  FSG is managed by the Superintendent, Operations Commander, supported by 11 Inspectors.

Protective Services

''Professionally and effectively provide client focused, risk based systems formulated for the security of state buildings'

Protective Services deliver a wide range of security services to multiple sites across the State, providing a 24 hour, 7 day per week service which includes mobile and stationary patrols.  They are responsible for the monitoring of over 2500 electronic security systems across government from a Central Operations Room which also monitors and actions School Watch Report notifications.
Protective Services also provides a technical support section which conducts security assessments of sites, providing advice to clients on security and measures that can best meet their needs.


OSC Organisational Chart Structure (2017)



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