Meet Strategic Response Group Police Officer Mariana Diaz

imagePolice Officer Mariana Diaz is a 12-year veteran of the NYPD and has been assigned to the Strategic Response Group (SRG) for one year. Prior to joining the SRG, Officer Diaz was an NYPD Housing cop in Police Service Area 7, serving the communities in the South Bronx.

“I enjoy being part of the NYPD, part of the Strategic Response Group – a great team,” said Officer Diaz.

In May of 2015 the NYPD established the Strategic Response Group. It’s now part of our new Citywide Operations Bureau, which also includes Emergency Service Unit, and hundreds of officers assigned to it. SRG’s multiple missions include crime suppression and disorder response. Trained in safe, effective crowd control, SRG has proven to be a critical asset during such high-profile events as the papal visit, the U.S. Tennis Open, the UN General Assembly, and the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Recently Police Commissioner Bratton and NYPD’s Chief of Department James O’Neill invited all police union heads to learn more about some of the Department’s newest units, including SRG. The demonstrations began at the the SRG command in the Bronx and then moved to the NYPD’s Critical Response Command, a new and highly trained counterterrorism unit.