Emergency calls, saving lives and dealing with firearms - all in a days work for WMP armed response teams
TODAY'S letter of law - Z for "Zulu Tango" - sees a behind the scenes look at West Midlands Police armed response vehicles (ARV) team.
The latest letter sees a new YouTube video on the force's site, with a look around an armed response vehicle and discussion about the job by some of the team.
Highly trained armed response officers utilising ARVs are an integral part of the force's firearms team, and are the first officers to respond to any incidents which involve firearms.
The skilled team of officers regularly assist in helping out with category A prisoner escorts, burglary in progress reports and generally help out Local Policing Units across the force.
And as the first officers at a scene they are often required to perform life saving first aid to any injured people.
Over the past year the team have been called out to over 1,900 firearms incidents.
Chief Inspector Paul Minor of West Midlands Police Firearms Unit said: "ARV officers are often first at the scene of serious and traumatic incidents where members of the public could be seriously injured.
"To deal with these situations firearms officers are trained to an enhanced level in first aid, which has directly led to lives being saved on a number of occasions.
"The armed response vehicles deployed by the unit are Audi A6 estates with a top speed of 150mph.
"The vehicles are all fully equipped with in-built satellite navigation systems and state of the art communication technology which allows officers to link directly to the Force Contact Centre.
"The officers also carry an array of protective equipment and a number of different firearms which enable them to protect the public effectively."
You can view our You Tube video and see trained firearms officer Police Constable Rebecca Couchman giving you an insight into the armed response vehicle.
Zulu Tango (ARV)