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Houston PD's Traffic Enforcement Unit

April 30, 2013
Ten stealth vehicles, including Chevrolet Camaros, have helped this specialized unit issue 100,000 tickets for moving violations a year. The unit also accounts for half the agency's drunk-driving arrests.

5 Tips for Joining a K-9 Unit

April 26, 2013
Have you noticed there are very few female K-9 handlers in law enforcement? Don't let that deter you. If you’re motivated to join a K-9 unit, use these five tips to prepare and achieve your goal.

Albuquerque's Real Time Crime Center

April 22, 2013
The sworn officers who assist civilian dispatchers and analysts in the Albuquerque Police Department's new Real-Time Crime Center typically rotate into the assignment after they've been placed on injured, restricted or light duty.

How To Start a Tactical Team

April 3, 2013
There are plenty of behind-the-scenes preparations needed to form a tactical team. It's not just gathering a group, getting fancy tactical dress, and heading out for some shooting.

5 Tips for Joining a Specialty Unit

March 31, 2013
Female officers may encounter resistance when they apply to join special units such as SWAT, K-9, narcotics, internal affairs, or crime prevention units. To help those hoping to break into these units, PoliceMag.com is launching a Web-exclusive, multi-part series offering strategies to reach this goal.

Alaska's Village Public Safety Officers

March 21, 2013
To help keep the peace in Alaska's tiny indigenous villages, the state deputizes rural peace officers known as village public safety officers, or VPSOs.

LAPD Rampart's Special Problems Unit

March 15, 2013
The LAPD's Rampart Division may be the agency's smallest geographic area, but its steady flow of house burglaries, auto thefts, and meth-fueled crime offer the Special Problems Unit plenty of opportunity for targeted enforcement.

Philly Top Cop Vows To Rotate Narco Cops

March 13, 2013
Amid an FBI probe into the Philadelphia Police Department's narcotics unit, Commissioner Charles Ramsey said he would push to rotate officers out of the unit.

If You Don't Learn This, You'll Die!

March 12, 2013
It's been said that the street cop wears many hats: psychologist, sociologist, counselor, arbitrator; electrician, firefighter, judge, jury, and even executioner. But how much formal training has he or she been exposed to in these various capacities?

Video: Detroit Eliminates Gang, Tactical Units

January 23, 2013
The Detroit Police Department will eliminate its gang and tactical units to add about 100 officers to homicide, criminal investigations and traffic enforcement, the city announced Wednesday.

Scottsdale (Ariz.) PD's Crowd Control Unit

December 17, 2012

The Scottsdale (Ariz.) PD's Rapid Response Team was established with three squads of officers, plus supervisors and logistics support. Now it totals 40 officers, all trained in the latest crowd control techniques developed by FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala.

Boston Motor Patrol

October 9, 2012

Boston celebrated two centennials in 2012—the building of Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox and the founding of the Boston Police Department's motor unit, which is known as the Mobile Operations Patrol (MOP) unit. The two centennials came together on Sept. 16, when agency brass recognized the unit's heritage during a ceremony in front of Fenway's "green monster" wall in left field. Photos courtesy of Robert Anthony.

Boston PD's Mobile Operations Unit

September 28, 2012
Boston PD's Mobile Operations Patrol officers handle escorts, event management, SWAT callouts, and traffic enforcement.

Female Motor Officers

September 26, 2012
Female motor officers, like me, are distinguished as the top 0.2% (roughly) of law enforcement. What it took to get there wasn't an average walk in the park, but there is no other specialized unit I would rather be a part of.

LAPD's Air Support Division

January 4, 2012

The LAPD Air Support Division is the largest municipal airborne law enforcement organization in the U.S. and operates from the LAPD Hooper Heliport. The helicopter crews assist with thousands of arrests, pursuits and crimes in progress each year. The LAPD's airborne law enforcement program began with one helicopter in 1956. Today, the Air Support Division is the largest municipal airborne law enforcement operation in the world and logged more than 18,000 flight hours in 2011. Photos courtesy of the LAPD's Air Support Angel's Foundation.

Video: NYPD Can Take Down Terror Planes

September 26, 2011
The New York Police Department's anti-terrorism unit can take down smaller aircraft that would pose a threat to the nation's "No. 1 target," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told news magazine "60 Minutes."

NYPD's Counter-Terrorism Unit

September 26, 2011

In this "60 Minutes" profile of the NYPD's counter-terrorism unit, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly reveals that the agency has the capability to take down lighter aircraft. Read the full story here.

A New (Old) Approach to Crimefighting In Chicago

June 13, 2011
The city's new top cop is implementing a more traditional policing approach, by stressing the need for resources to be in the hands of district commanders to use as they see fit in the neighborhoods they oversee.

Elite Chicago Cops Face Charges In Shakedowns, Plotting Murder of Fellow Officer

April 7, 2011
Jerome Finnigan and three former Chicago PD officers who were members of the disbanded Special Operations Section (SOS) were charged today for allegedly concealing unlawful searches or arrests in which they stole hordes of cash. Prosecutors say Finnigan planned to murder a former officer he believed would testify against him.

Waiting for Your Time

March 14, 2011
Time-in-service requirements have long been around; they started in the military. If you're working in a grade — let's say patrol officer — you'll have to serve a suitable time period in the pay grade or assignment before you can be promoted or transferred. This allows you to gather valuable experience or what I call exposure.
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