Photo via Irish Philadelphia Photo Essays/Flickr.

Photo via Irish Philadelphia Photo Essays/Flickr.

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.

Ramsey told the Philadelphia Inquirer he wants to rotate no more than a quarter of narcotics officers each year. A 2002 report recommended rotating narcotics officers who have become "too insular, self-protected, and burned-out."

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 president said the union opposes a blanket time limit for serving in narcotics.

"There's no reason to rotate everyone out," said John McNesby said. "That's absurd. Officers become better at what they do as the years go on. They become specialized in something. And you want to get rid of that?"

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