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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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.
Scotland Yard Flying Squad Detective Chief Inspector Paul Johnson told how a heavy duty Hilti DD350 drill worth PS3,500 had been used to "bore holes into the vault wall" at the Hatton Garden building.
Tom Kerr The Sweeney: The First Sixty Years of Scotland Yard's Flying Squad, 1919-1978 By Dick Kirby Published by Pen & Sword Books, pounds 19.
They flying squad took away her answer sheet and gave her a fresh sheet to write after asking her to sign up a form pertaining to alleged malpractices during the exam.
Detective Chief Inspector Harry Hennigan, of the Flying Squad at Finchley, said: "We are delighted with the successful conclusion of this operation which has led to three arrests and the recovery of the ATM.
Saleem Cheema, manager of the Cyber Caf, said six of the Met's Flying Squad officers had appeared with a warrant to search the premises under the Terrorism Act.
A handful of songs from their new album A Hyperactive Workout For The Flying Squad featured - and even the softer ballad-type songs went down well.
Detective Superintendent Barry Phillips, from the Flying Squad, said the audacious raid 'would have been one of the biggest robberies ever committed in the UK'.
But officers from the Met's Flying Squad and an armed response team were lying in wait and disabled the van by firing Hatton rounds - bullets designed to deflate tyres with minimum damage - before arresting six men, all in their 30s.
Sussex police and Scotland Yard's Flying Squad arrested the men, both in their thirties, who are being questioned at Harrow police station, reported Ananova.
DC Alan Townsend of the Metropolitan Police Flying Squad said five elements for deterring criminals were required for certification: staff training and awareness; cash management; a safe with a time delay; CCTV; and cash degradation (smoke and dye equipment activated when cash is stolen).
Scotland Yard's Flying Squad confirmed that the robbers - who may have had legitimate security passes - got away with $6.
He also leads a flying squad of Pacific Gas and Electric Company experts, who investigate major temblors, often arriving before the dust has barely settled.
The specialist policeman in the Flying Squad is believed to have been putting his pistol into his holster inside a station in Putney, South London.
The Geriatric Flying Squad was developed at the War Memorial Hospital in NSW with an unusual philosophy--to do whatever it takes and never say 'we can't help'.