WNYC Takes You Inside the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit

The NYPD's Emergency Service Unit (ESU) is a special wing of the police department that assists other officers on patrol in a variety of tasks ranging from medical help to the lifting of subway cars. In this recent WNYC story, lieutenant Larry Serras, a 17-year veteran of the ESU, discusses what it's like to work with the unit.

On any given day in New York City, someone could fall onto the subway tracks, a potential jumper could be spotted on a highrise or a wild animal could get loose on the streets. For jobs that require highly specialized skill, the NYPD calls in its elite Emergency Service Unit: a group of 366 officers who last year responded to more than 220,000 jobs.

For more information, read through the short accompanying story on WNYC or contact the NYPD.

via WNYC

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