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NYPD's Aviation Unit

February 24, 2011
The NYPD's aviation unit deploys its high-tech tools and operates as a regional resource to provide mutual aid to smaller surrounding agencies.

Tucson PD's Home Invasion Unit

July 20, 2010

The Tucson (Ariz.) PD started its home invasion unit two years ago to curb paramilitary raids on drug houses by well-organized crews with military grade weapons. The crews were well trained and often posed as police officers. In an interview from Tucson PD headquarters on Tuesday, the unit's Sgt. Bob Jimenez discussed the unit's approach to enforcement and outlined two recent cases, including a shootout with two former Marines with an SKS rifle. View the "Tucson Home Invasions: The Missing Man" photo gallery of one of the cases.

LAPD Hollywood's Vice Unit

June 11, 2010
The movie industry has helped make Hollywood a much more seductive idea than physical destination and, more recently, has exposed the underbelly as well. Hollywood's streets often become "tracks" for street prostitutes, and boisterous nightclubs shun operating rules.

Houston PD's Mounted Unit

December 11, 2009

The Houston Police Department has one of the largest mounted patrol units in the country. Learn about it in this police recruitment video from Houston PD.

Loon Mountain (N.H.) Ski Patrol

November 19, 2009

The bread-and-butter calls on Paul Hayes' beat are ones you might expect: traffic control, investigating thefts, finding lost children, and handling unruly public intoxicants. Then there are the ones you might not expect: evacuating aerial chair lifts, transporting injured people via sled, and dealing with drug- or alcohol-fueled "Ski.U.I." incidents.

Douglas County (Colo.) Sheriff's Detention Unit

September 17, 2009

Inmates at Douglas County Detention Center in Colorado are indeed being punished, but the deputies who work there don't style themselves as punishers. Rather, they work as enforcers and facilitators-maintaining order and teaching life skills that will hopefully reduce the number of "repeat customers" to the jail.

Why I Joined the Bomb Squad

September 1, 2008

By the time you read this article, I should have completed the six-week basic course at the FBI/Army Hazardous Devices School in Huntsville, Ala. Which means I will be well on my way to becoming a certified bomb technician, a career aspiration that many people—including fellow cops—consider crazy.

Albuquerque PD's Strategic Outreach Teams

June 1, 2008

Tony, a chronically homeless man, lived in Albuquerque's Civic Plaza—also known as Concrete Park—and was well known by police and aid workers alike. Not because he was a problem citizen; Tony's behavior rarely generated any complaints. Instead, the Albuquerque (N.M.) Police Department often received calls from citizens who were worried about the friendly man's welfare.

The State of American Law Enforcement - Can the Average Cop Thrive in the Age of Specialization?

May 1, 2008

There is no shortage of inducements to work specialized units. Cool tools, flexible schedules, prestige, and the ability to work at something one is truly interested in are but a few of the perks.

Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff's Agricultural Unit

October 1, 2007

Homer Brown, Larry Lingo, and Lowell Cain—the three detectives who work the Agricultural Unit of Hillsborough County, Fla.—aren't afraid to get down and dirty. "We just got done rounding up some cows at 10 this morning," says Det. Brown, referring to a case the trio and their horses handled on a hot, humid day last July.

Fla. Department of LE's Crimes Against Children Mobile Unit

August 1, 2007

The grisly murder of six-year-old Adam Walsh in 1981 was a wake-up call for America. Not only did it bring national attention to the growing problem of missing and abducted children, it also fostered an overhaul in the system.

Reno (Nev.) PD's Motel Interdiction Team

June 1, 2007

The Star of Reno shines no more. Luck ran out a long time ago for those who lodge at the Roulette Motel. And you'll find more grim than glamour at the Monte Carlo. Welcome to downtown Reno, Nev.

Austin (Texas) PD's Crisis Negotiation Team

March 1, 2007

Texas' capital city of Austin was the site of the infamous Texas Tower sniper incident in 1966, widely credited with inspiring the creation of SWAT teams. Today it is home to a nationally recognized police crisis-negotiation team.

Boston PD's Harbor Patrol Unit

January 1, 2007

When it comes to the Boston Harbor, what goes in…must eventually come out. And as countless criminals and scofflaws have learned, it's usually the Boston Police Department that brings evidence to the surface—figuratively and literally.

Salt Lake City PD's Meth Initiative

July 1, 2006

Salt Lake City PD created the Methamphetamine Initiative, which brings together more than 30 public and private agencies to address drug rehab and meth-related property crimes, enhanced prosecution, environmental hazards and, of course, child endangerment issues.

Tucson (Ariz.) PD's SWAT Team

August 1, 2005

Sgt. Robert Allen, weighed down in 50 pounds of tactical ballistic assault gear, has a reporter in his office, a lieutenant standing in the doorway, a ringing cell phone in one hand, and a three-wire mic at his left ear, listening to the Tucson Police Department SWAT team prepare for deployment.

Scottsdale (Ariz.) PD's Community Relations Unit

October 1, 2001

The Scottsdale Police Department has a few clowns working for them and that's something of which they're quite proud. Sure, maybe some other departments have clowns working for them, but the Scottsdale clowns have a mission - one they take very seriously.

Adventures in Law Enforcement

March 1, 1999

It's no secret that law enforcement is a multi-faceted profession. From small departments, where officers must wear many hats, to the specialists of giant metropolitan agencies, the job offers ample opportunity to sharpen wits- over and over- on a variety of levels.

Yellowstone's Law Enforcement Park Rangers

December 1, 1998

An average of 80 to 90 law enforcement rangers are employed at Yellowstone during the summer, while wintertime employment averages about 60 to 70 rangers. Most positions are seasonal and com­petition for permanent positions is fierce. Most rangers have a four-year degree.

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