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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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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


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


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


Water patrols tax resources as officers combat BUI

Despite June deaths of two young boys, boating under the influence charges still into double digits - Full Story


Urban violence not always done by urban residents

Op-ed author: Chicago mob attacks in recent weeks show suburbanites to blame, dangers of assuming 'thugs' are the cause - Full Story


Calif. police, ATF nab 90 suspects in operation

Authorities announced results of a four-month joint effort dubbed 'Operation Gideon III' - Full Story


Chicago police get high marks for NATO protest response

Chicago police get high marks for NATO protest response

Measured response praised by many in city, local law professor says 'I think they helped their reputation' - Full Story


Unmanned aerial systems for SWAT Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Unmanned aerial systems for SWAT

UASs may have the wingspan of a Boeing 737 or be smaller than a radio-controlled model, but a pilot on the ground is always in charge of operations - Full Story

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with the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ)