N.J. special unit rolls out the latest equipment for rapid response
Training includes the use of advanced protective equipment, weapons and breaching tools
Lining up single file behind an officer holding a black shield, the men approached the front door and used special tools to quickly cut the chain holding the door closed from the inside before rushing up the stairs to subdue a man on the second floor.
The incident was only a demonstration, but it showed some of the tactics employed by the new Special Operations Unit of the Union County Police Department, formed and trained eight months ago to improve public safety at county-owned facilities, including the jail, juvenile detention center and courthouse, but now assisting local police with rapid response to emergencies involving firearms.
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