Listen Now: Rollerblading Cops
Police in Pakistan is employing a new tactic, roller-blading. I’m Brian Banmiller on business.
Police in the country’s largest city now has an armed rollerblading unit designed to stop theft and harassment on busy streets. The twenty-member unit dresses all in black and undergoes extensive training. The chief of the unit said they needed a creative way to control street crime. Officers on rollerblades can easily give chase to thieves who are usually on motorcycles. But it’s a tactic that can only be used in bigger and more populated cities. That is because these areas have better road conditions for police wheels to roll. And when it comes to weapons the unit chief says they will only carry handguns. This will avoid any balance issues which could lead to bullets bouncing all over the city. The unit follows in the heels of similar rollerblading cops in other European cities. While they don’t officially start patrolling the big cities until next month, they’ve been spotted outside recent cricket tournaments and on popular beaches where thieves are popular. A full-time job and a workout. Not bad for a day’s work. Brian Banmiller, CBS news.
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