A big congratulations is due to our Street Crimes Unit 1930 Squad for being named 2010 Law Enforcement Unit of the Year last week by the Missouri Narcotics Officers Association at the group's annual conference. This award is given to units that exhibit "exemplary performance resulting in positive impact on a community or the law enforcement profession."
It's good to see a group that gets so little recognition because of the under-cover nature of their assignments be awarded for their good work. This group also received our department's Special Unit Citation in a private ceremony last week for all the work they did leading up to the 2009 and 2010 Violent Crime initiatives (four in all) and Operation BLING. These are the men and women who gather the evidence and intelligence for search warrants in these operations. They work with some of the city's most dangerous criminals to end the plague of violence that drugs bring to our streets.
Good work, 1930 Squad.
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