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Special Police Unit

Special Police Unit
The standard arm patch of most of the Special Police Units.
Military unit
Unit nameSpecial Police Unit
FoundedJuly 1982 - present
CountryPeople's Republic of China
BranchPeople's Armed Police
TypeSpecial Forces
RoleDomestic Counter-Terrorism and Law Enforcement, including Riot control
SizeOver 810 officers
Part ofInternal Guards Corps
NicknameVarious, the Guangzhou's SPU is the only unit to adopt Hong Kong's Special Duties Unit's Flying Tigers nickname

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Special Police Units (Abbreviation: SPU; Simplified Chinese: 特警队) are SWAT units of the Chinese People's Armed Police at the provincial and municipal level. There is at least one of such unit in each Chinese province to offer their services when requested by the local police, or other law enforcement agencies such as the customs service and the regular police.


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