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The Special Operations topic explores issues related to K-9 officers, SWAT operators, homicide investigators, drug interdiction officers and other specialized police personnel. These law enforcement positions involve unique training, a specialized skill set, and a collection of challenges unique to that job.
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January 22, 2014

NY police bring 10-hour standoff to peaceful end

Crisis negotiators and the Special Operations Response Team convinced the suspect to surrender - Full Story
April 29, 2013

Video: "SWAT Bot" defense system launched for SWAT units

By PoliceOne Staff A first-of-its-kind mid-sized robot solely for SWAT units acts as a robotic ballistic... - Full Story
April 12, 2013

Bomb mailed to Sheriff Joe intercepted en route

Explosive device was addressed to his downtown Phoenix office, neutralized by bomb squad - Full Story
April 04, 2013
Students make battering rams for Okla. Spec. Ops

Students make battering rams for Okla. Spec. Ops

The technical college partnered with the police department to make the equipment using donated materials - Full Story
March 01, 2013

Police investigating 7 missing children find them with estranged dad

The children were taken from their Fresno home when their mother and stepfather left them alone to go to a grocery store - Full Story
February 08, 2013

Seattle PD grounds drones after protests

Mayor orders the police to abandon plan to use UAV's after residents, privacy advocates lodge complaints - Full Story
September 07, 2012
Chiefs: Police UAVs aren't Predator drones

Chiefs: Police UAVs aren't Predator drones

Guideline document includes recommendations on ways to employ aircraft for law enforcement purposes - Full Story
August 08, 2012

Video: Suspect pulls gun on NM officers, is shot

Just after drugs were exchanged in an undercover bust, the suspected dealer pointed a handgun at officers - Full Story
July 13, 2012
Deputies save autistic man lost in Utah desert for 3 weeks

Deputies save autistic man lost in Utah desert for 3 weeks

The sheriff's department said it was remarkable that searchers aboard a helicopter were able to find him at all, much less alive - Full Story
July 12, 2012

Former Chicago PD Supt.: Bring back specialized units

'We need to bring the Targeted Response Unit and the Mobile Strike Force back,' agrees city alderman - Full Story

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