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Public Order Unit (POU)

The Saint John Police Public Order Unit is responsible for responding to public disturbances and maintaining public order. This unit is comprised of specially trained officers who specialize in crowd control and riot control.

The Public Order Unit is equipped with specialized training, protective gear, and crowd control tactics to effectively and safely manage large crowds in potentially chaotic situations. The Saint John Police relies on the Public Order Unit to ensure public safety, protect the rights of citizens, and preserve the peace.

The unit is also tasked with responding to events such as demonstrations, parades, and festivals. The Public Order Unit works to ensure that the public is able to exercise their right to assembly safely, while also providing support and peacekeeping to ensure the safety of all involved.