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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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."
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