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Week 478
02/24/2010
Editor's Note:

As agencies continue to struggle with finances, it's often the specialized units that fall to the budget axe. Next month, PoliceOne will be highlighting issues related to SWAT, Airborne, Maritime, and other specialized units.

As these squads face being scaled back or shut down, we’re collecting examples of how they’ve made all the difference. Share your story.


— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor
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