Special Units

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The Lafayette Police Department prides itself in being a "full service" police agency. That means that the residents of Lafayette can be assured that, regardless of the situation, highly trained and equipped officers are available to maintain peace and safety.  Many officers work in what are called "Special Units." It is important to remember that being assigned to a special unit is not a full time job. All members of Special Units perform basic police duties (like patrol, investigations and traffic enforcement) as their full time job, responding to the special occasion or situation only when needed. These officers have all received advanced training in their specialized area.