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Title: NEW ORLEANS POLICE DEPARMENT ECOLOGY SQUAD
Journal: POLICE CHIEF  Volume:47  Issue:4  Dated:(APRIL 1980)  Pages:70-73
Author(s): D R KENT; E M MCKINNON; J MADERE
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE VARIED WORK OF THE THREE-MAN NEW ORLEANS POLICE DEPARTMENT ECOLOGY SQUAD RANGING FROM ALLIGATOR CAPTURE TO SCHOOL ECOLOGY INSTRUCTION ARE DESCRIBED.
Abstract: THE SQUAD IS RESPONSIBLE FOR POLICING 363.5 SQUARE MILES THAT ARE HALF MARSHLAND. THE IMPETUS FOR THE SQUAD FORMED IN 1971, CAME FROM AN INCREASING NUMBER OF SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND FIRES WITH RESULTANT SMOG AND FROM INCREASED FIREARMS HAZARDS FROM HUNTERS AND FISHERMEN. THE MAJOR GOALS OF THE SQUAD WERE TO ELIMINATE ILLEGAL HUNTERS AND TO COMBAT THE RISING NUMBER OF FIRES, OFTEN STARTED IN THE PEAT THAT HAD BUILT UP IN THE MARSHLANDS. SQUAD EQUIPMENT INCLUDES A SMALL CANOE FOR EACH MEMBER, A 16-FOOT BOSTON WHALER, AN 18-FOOT ALUMINUM FLAT BOAT, AND A 4-WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE. SQUAD RESPONSIBILITIES HAVE INCLUDED SURVEYING THE AREA, HELPING RECOVER DROWNING VICTIMS, DESTROYING MARIHUANA PLANTS, HANDLING WILDLIFE SUCH AS SNAKES, ALLIGATORS, OWLS, WILD BOARS, AND BEES WHOSE PRESENCE IS PROBLEMATICAL, AND APPREHENDING LITTERERS AND POLLUTERS. PHOTOGRAPHS ARE INCLUDED. (AOP)
Index Term(s): Auxiliary police units; Louisiana
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