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Pittsburgh River Rescue Unit

September 25, 2013
The River Rescue Unit (RRU) responds to suicide attempts on the river, searches for and rescues lost and endangered swimmers, and makes sure boaters aren't breaking the law.

Public Response to In-Custody Deaths

September 17, 2013

The chances of an in-custody death subsequent to police use of less-lethal weapons sparking a media firestorm in your city are ever growing. So it is imperative that your agency be prepared to respond to the public and media when an arrest-related death occurs.

Self Study Helps You Rise Up the Ranks

September 4, 2013
Many officers focus on what's important to them in their current assignment, or ask why they should take courses they will never use. If you're seeking command positions, you'll have to supervise specialties where you have limited, if any, practical working knowledge.

N.J. Parole Board's Sex Offender Management Unit

September 3, 2013
The New Jersey State Parole Board's Sex Offender Management Unit's sworn officers prevent repeat offenses and help offenders re-enter society with active supervision, the use of GPS ankle bracelets, counseling programs and subsequent arrests for new violations.

ATF's Tactical Medic Program

August 18, 2013

ATF tactical medics operate as a special agent EMTs with a life-saving skill set. They can perform classic trauma-care functions such as CPR, bandaging, splinting, applying oxygen, and spinal immobilization. They also utilize advanced skills.

NYPD's iTheft Division

August 5, 2013
When iPhones, iPads or other Apple devices are stolen, detectives with the new unit collect tracking numbers of smartphones and partner with Apple to locate the stolen devices.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife's K-9 Detectors

August 1, 2013

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service started a K-9 detection program that uses Labrador mixes to locate illegally transported exotic animals and products at five U.S. airports. Video by Kareem Girgis. Read the full story here.

Video: U.S. Fish & Wildlife's K-9 Detectors

July 31, 2013
Just as detector dogs can be trained to locate narcotics or bomb-making materials, they can also be trained to find exotic animals smuggled through U.S. airports.

Atlanta Police Launch Path Force Unit for Trail Loop

July 26, 2013
The Atlanta Police Department on Friday unveiled the Path Force Unit, a special unit of 15 mostly bicycle patrol officers to patrol the Beltline, a 22-mile loop of bicycle and pedestrian trails.

Indiana State Police's Meth Suppression Section

July 19, 2013
The Indiana State Police's Methamphetamine Suppression Section (MSS) seizes hundreds of meth labs a month. The troopers assigned to the unit encounter plenty of hazardous chemicals, dangerous "shake and bake" meth labs, and children living in meth-cooking environments.

Cross-Training Mich. Officers May Have Cheated on Fire Test

July 10, 2013
Monroe (Mich.) Police officers cross-training to become firefighters may have used instructors’ materials improperly during academy training, documents provided to The Blade show.

Brief Your Force About New Special Units

July 2, 2013
Police departments are not powered by electricity or petroleum; they run off rumor and innuendo. If you start something new and don't tell anyone, the rumor mill will create its job description.

Tips for Joining Investigative Units

July 1, 2013
Investigative units in law enforcement seem to be more welcoming to females than the more male-dominated units. This could be because females have been utilized in law enforcement investigations since at least 1912.

NYPD's Collision Investigation Squad

June 26, 2013
In March, the NYPD revamped its Highway Division Accident Investigation Squad, beefing up staffing, adding higher-tech tools, and broadening its mission to respond to serious, as well as fatal, crashes. The unit also got a new name: the Collision Investigation Squad.

Commercial Enforcement Violations

June 21, 2013

The two officers of the Torrance (Calif.) PD's Commercial Enforcement Unit mostly cite mid-size truckers for an array of violations including a truck with a 20-foot palm tree clipping electrical lines. View a gallery of some of the more unusual violations. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of TPD.

Torrance (Calif.) PD's Commercial Enforcement Unit

June 21, 2013
The commercial enforcement officers of the Torrance (Calif.) Police Department mostly encounter violators operating mid-sized commercial vehicles with violations such as a pile of unsecured palettes, a 20-foot palm tree clipping electrical line, and a driver using a bungee cord for a seat belt.

Tips for Joining the Motor Unit

May 30, 2013
Do you want to be distinguished as the top 0.2% of law enforcement? If you are a female and make it into your agency's motor unit, you will be.

How To Start a Smaller-Agency Traffic Unit

May 22, 2013
If the chief or sheriff wants to form a traffic unit, stop and ask what kind of unit. Is this purely enforcement or is this a special events traffic detail? Will you handle parades, funeral escorts or other special events? Will you investigate serious and fatal accidents up to and including reconstruction?

FBI's Evidence Response Teams

May 8, 2013
The FBI special agents who spearhead regional Evidence Response Team (ERT) units work closely with mostly non-sworn evidence collection professionals to process some of the nation's most challenging crime scenes, including the Boston Marathon bombing.

Starting a Tactical Team: Goals and Training

May 6, 2013
We tend to overly stress the tools, equipment, and necessary resources for this specialized assignment. These are important, but you also need to invest in your customer base.
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