Supervisor: Lieutenant Sergio Popescu
The CICSU (Critical Incident Command Support Unit) provides a mobile, flexible and uniquely skilled force to address critical incidents and a variety of community and law enforcement needs. By consolidating major critical incident response assets under one chain of command, the department has an enhanced capability to select, train, plan, direct and deploy those assets timely and effectively.
This unit has the capability to address unique situations with a sizable response force in order to rapidly resolve a situation and enhance the quality of life for our citizens.
The CICSU was tasked with the coordination of the various COVID-19 Testing Sites around the city. The CICSU Sergeant and Corporal delegated several responsibilities of these testing sites to the Ordinance Division. In return it assisted in ensuring over 25,000 COVID-19 tests were administered to residents of South Eastern Michigan.
These duties included scheduling man power for the testing sites, conducting traffic, setting up and breaking down of testing sites daily, and educating the community on the importance of social distancing and other prevention methods against the worldwide pandemic.
Critical Incident Command Support Unit