Seven Essex Police officers have travelled to the Caribbean to help with the recovery following Hurricane Irma.
The officers, led by Superintendent Andy Mariner, are among 53 from 14 forces to be providing support following Irma.
They flew out of RAF Brize Norton on Sunday in co-operation with the Ministry of Defence.
Their role will be to support the local force maintain law, order and policing services.
They may also be helping to locate missing people, liaising with UK authorities and assisting with family liaison.
The team will be in the Caribbean for two weeks.
Supt Mariner said: “All of us have seen the footage on the news of the hurricane and the utter devastation it’s left behind and wanted to help.
“When the opportunity came to help out it was something we felt we had to do."