MOBILE STRIKE FORCE
A historical summary of the Mobile Strike Force.
WHAT WAS THE MOBILE STRIKE FORCE
Due to the success of the unit and its operations, the unit was expanded and in October of 2010 the unit was comprissed of four companies consisting of 48 police officers, six sergeants and one lieutenant totaling 220 sworn members for all four companies. The fourth company was initially tasked as a temporary company, but became a permenant part of the unit.
The MSF’s focus was on drug and gang investigations and coordinated activities primarily with two established Chicago Police units, The Narcotics and Gang Section (NAGIS) and the Targeted Response Unit (TRU.) Unit members were generally assigned to afternoon and evening shifts, so that most of the units resources would be deployed during peak periods of violent crime.
REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR ASSIGNMENT
- AMFN Message 084917: Mobile Strike Force (October 2008). “Mobile Strike Force.” Retrieved from ChicagoCop.com. Accessed February 3, 2014.