flying squad

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a mobile group of trained people (police or executives or officials) able to move quickly in the case of emergencies

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About 350 police officers from the Flying Squad and the Special Crime Prevention Unit have been transferred.
CRIMEbrThe Flying Squad, officially called the Anti-Motor Vehicle Theft Unit, falls under the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, which has a new director George Kinoti who was appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta last month.
The official said the Flying Squad had been raised six months ago on reports of the traffic police department's intelligence wing.
Traffic Superintendent of Police Asif Siddique stated that the department would address legitimate demands of the Flying Squad wardens once it received any complaints.
Officers fired their Tasers several times as the gang tried to flee and four of the Flying Squad were injured as they made arrests.
This was stated by DIG Operations Dr Haider Ashraf while addressing a meeting of the flying squad at Qila Gujjar Singh on Tuesday.
Scotland Yard Flying Squad Detective |Chief Inspector Paul Johnson outside Hatton Garden Safety Deposit Ltd
Therefore I have started a special flying squad, in addition to our 300 strong regular detection team.
The series aired during a dark period for the real-life Flying Squad which, in the late 1970s, had been publicly censured for being involved in bribery, police corruption and excessively close links with the criminal fraternity.
Bank heists and armed robberies, the squad's bread and butter, have been replaced by online crime to such an extent the number of officers and Flying Squad bases have been slashed.
Each flying squad comprises of an executive magistrate, five police constables and a videographer.
The casting of rugged British actor Ray Winstone as Detective Jack Regan, head of the London police's Flying Squad team (the title derives from Sweeney Todd, Cockney rhyming slang for Flying Squad) works well.
Nick Love's script, co-written by John Hodge, follows Flying Squad hard man DI Jack Regan (Ray Winstone) and sidekick George Carter (Plan B rapper Ben Drew) as they hunt a gang of wily thieves led by Francis Allen (Paul Anderson).
Standing in for John Thaw and Dennis Waterman are Ray Winstone and Ben "Plan B" Drew, as the Flying Squad coppers who don't mind busting heads to get the job done.
Detective Constable, Jim Laird, of the MPS Flying Squad, said: "We are pleased with the sentences the defendants have received.