Special Operations

Special Operations combines proven problem solving and crime fighting elements with several innovative task specific units. Now under a single command a new collaborative effort has begun. Supported by critical training, equipment and resources, it stands ready to proactively address the new challenges of policing a dynamic and growing city.

K-9 Unit

The primary mission of the K-9 Team is to provide assistance and support to other emergency personnel during incidents that may be beyond the scope of normal police training and capability. These incidents may include, but are not limited to, Building searches, Searches for suspects or missing persons, Handler protection, Detection of explosives/nitrates as well as the Detection of certain controlled substances to include cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamines.

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Neighborhood Conditions Unit

The Neighborhood Conditions Unit is a highly motivated unit which focuses on quality of life offenses within our city. It is a flexible unit that adapts to crime trends and supplements Patrol as well as Criminal Investigations Division functions. Divided into two teams, working opposite days, the unit provides 7 day coverage from the hours of 6PM to 4AM.

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Emergency Services Unit

The primary mission of ESU is to provide assistance and support to other emergency personnel during incidents that may be beyond the scope of normal police training and capabilities. These incidents may include, but are not limited to: medical calls, hostage situation, EDP’s/barricaded subjects, high risk warrant service, violent crimes in progress, disasters and terrorism response.

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