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Posted about 2 years ago

 

 Hello all


I was wondering if anyone knows which departments patrol in in teams (2 officers in 1 squad car).  I know Chicago PD does, as well as NYPD, Philadelphia PD and LAPD.  Any other ones?


I am thinking of a career in law enforcement and I think I would like to work at a departments like the ones above...

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We ride one man cars. The departments you mention, you will walk a beat before you see a patrol car brother. Sorry you have to start somewhere. I wish you good luck in pursuing this career.

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We ran 2 man patrols for years, but recently switched back to singles. I always prefered having a partner.


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 What department are you with?

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Fort Bragg NC


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 Our Department has one man cars.  During the 70s and 80s there were not enough cars to go around.  Our evening and midnite shifts overlaped from 10 pm until 2 am.  The evening officer would take shotgun and the midnite officer on that post would drive.  This worked out well because normally it would get bust during those hours.  it worked well as long as you didn't get stuck with a sluff who would stay in and milk reports from 10 to 2.   Or ended up being a jerk.

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On my dept. we had both.We had enough cruisers and men.It would depend a great deal on any number of factors.1.The shift(we had five shifts).-2.The district and/or Sgt's. area or Lt's area.This was determined by the call load AND/OR  how dangerous the district was.Althoughn I was fortunate to have worked with some fine officers I prefered a one man unit..I was a P.L.O. and a F.T.O. ,ergo,was assigned a recruit from time to time.It will depend also on the policy of your chief,Uniform Field Bureau Deputy Chief and your Captain.

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We normally have one man units. On rare occassions, we have a 2 man specialized unit. That's rare due to manpower issues and call loads.


When I first started, 2nd and 3rd shift had a 2 man unit that worked the south end, and occassionally 2 man cars for other beats. That greatly depended on the number of officers working that given night. Now the south car is a one man unit.


There's a multitude of Departments out there. If you can land a job in one of them, take it regardless of if it's a one man or two man car. If you're assigned a 2 car call, ALWAYS WAIT FOR BACK-UP!!!!


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 We have one man units throughout the entire department, in every unit and division. The only time two man patrols or units is either FTO Training, special op, or a reserve is working with a full time. 


Its pretty rare to see two man units. Even though its great to work with someone, but sometimes you gotta take what you can get. Do not just base your decision about what department to go to just on how many to a squad car. 


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We do not, however we are a small agency. We are lucky if we have 2 patrol deputies and 1 sgt on at any given shift.

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Most of the departments in my area are small enought they they only have one officer on duty at a time. If the larger departments have more than one officer on duty, they all ride single man cars, unless there is a new officer who is training with a supervisor.