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.
"No-knock" raids have gone from 3,000 per year in the 1980s to nearly 80,000, said a professor who tracks the issue. Some say the surprise element poses an unnecessary threat to people whose residences are entered. Video: Golf club wielding man shot