Special Operations Section

  • The Special Operations Section (SOS) provides a variety of different patrol functions in support of the six patrol zones.
  • The Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit specializes in hostage situations, barricaded gunman situations and bomb disposal. 
  • The Motors Unit specializes in the enforcement of traffic laws and in 
  • managing the flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, along with managing the school crossing guard program. 
  • Hit and Run Unit investigates fatal and hit-and-run traffic accidents. 
  • The Helicopter Unit is used to assist the patrol units in a variety of functions, including but not limited to: support for vehicle and foot chases, stolen vehicle recovery, and managing traffic flow. 
  • DUI Task Force specializes in the detection of and the enforcement of impaired driving laws and related traffic offenses.
  • Mounted Patrol is used for the purpose of providing a highly visible police presence and managing and dispersing crowds in the City of Atlanta in accordance with state and federal laws.
  • Special Events Permits Unit handles all permits for street closures as well as large gathering permits city wide.
  • Commercial Vehicle Unit is responsible for ensuring compliance with all commercial vehicle laws regarding commercial vehicles traveling through the city, as well as commercial vehicle drug interdiction.
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