New York CityPolice-Emergency Service Unit"ESU"Collar Brass SetScrew Back AttachmentNew York City Police Department Emergency Service UnitNew York City Police Department Emergency Service UnitCommonnameNYPD Emergency Service UnitAbbreviationNYPD ESUFlag of theNew York City Police DepartmentMotto"At Your Service... Anything, Anytime, Anywhere!"Agency overviewFormed1920Legal personalityGovernmental:Government agencyJurisdictional structureOperations jurisdiction*CityofNew Yorkin thestateofNew York,U.S.Map of New York City Police Department Emergency Service Unit's jurisdiction.Size1,214.4 km²Population8,274,527Legal jurisdictionNew York CityGeneral natureLaw enforcementCivilian agencyOperational structurePolice OfficersApprox. 500Police Commissioner responsibleJames P. O'NeillAgency executiveDeputy Chief Vincent Giordano, Commanding OfficerParent agencyNew York City Police DepartmentBoroughsList[show]FacilitiesSquads11[show]Footnotes*Divisional agency:Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.TheNew York City Police DepartmentEmergency Service Unitis a component of the NYPD Citywide Operations Bureau's Special Operations Division. The unit is uniquely trained and equipped to perform tactical (Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)) and technical rescue duty for other department elements. Members of ESU are cross-trained in multiple disciplines for police and rescue work. In addition, its Canine Unit helps with searches for perpetrators and missing persons. ESU is always on patrol (all three tours, 365 days a year) with 10 Heavy Rescue trucks, each ordinarily manned by a police officer and a sergeant, and often more than twice as many smaller Radio Emergency Patrol vehicles containing two ESU police officers. There are also two or more citywide patrol sergeants or lieutenants in unmarked vehicles on duty at all times to supervise ESU operations where needed. These are called "U-Cars" on the NYPD radio, for example, "U-5".Field organizationsThe 10:Emergency Service Squads (ESS) are divided geographically as:Emergency Service Squads (or Trucks):ESS-1 (Lower Manhattan),ESS-2 (Upper Manhattan),ESS-3 (EastandSouth Bronx),ESS 4 (WestandNorth Bronx),ESS-5 (Staten Island),ESS-6 (South Brooklyn),ESS-7 (EastBrooklyn),ESS-8 (North Brooklyn),ESS-9 (South Queens),ESS-10 (North Queens),ESS-11 (Assigned to ESU Headquarters),ESS-14 Hazmat/Rescue Truck,Apprehension Tactical Team / "A-Team" (Citywide)Additional specialized vehicles strategically stored at designated squad locationsESS-11 is not a patrol squad but a vehicle manned by trainers and support staff assigned to ESU headquarters atFloyd Bennett Fieldand can respond to nearby incidents or as back-up to other Emergency Service Squads when required.Lieutenants/Sergeants are assigned as citywide patrol supervisors to supervise multiple "trucks"(squads). They patrol as either U-5 (Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island), or U-4, (Manhattan and the Bronx) and respond to major incidents within their assigned boroughs for the tour.The ESU Canine Unit maintains 36 dogs-handler teams which include threebloodhoundsand several dogs cross-trained incadaverrecovery. The ESU canines are an integral part of the US-TF1Urban Search and Rescue(USAR) Team as deployed by theFederal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA).The Apprehension Tactical Team or "A-Team" is ESU's full-time tactical element. It was originally stood up as a unit in 1989 in order to supplement the ESU's sometimes overwhelming requirement to perform raids throughout the city. A-Team members strictly perform tactical missions which, on a day-to-day basis are typically High-Risk search warrants. The A-Team is widely considered to have the highest operational tempo of any US tactical team, sometimes performing as many as 800–1000 missions per year. The team can be called upon to support any unit within the NYPD, federal law enforcement agencies or outside police departments upon official request for tactical entries. Members of the Apprehension Team are also utilized as tactical and firearms trainers both within ESU and to other NYPD units. The A-Team has participated in many of the city's most notable criminal take-down operations of recent decades many times without recognition. Members of the team are recruited from within ESU, based on team needs and assignment to the team is highly selective. A-Team members are still required to maintain all of their periodic ESU certifications and proficiencies, and must be able to support the ESU on any type of operation should the need arise.ESU officers investigate a subway suicide on theIND Queens Boulevard Lineplatforms atLexington Avenue - 53rd Street.VehiclesThe Emergency Service Unit currently utilizes numerous vehicles including:Eleven Heavy Rescue trucks which are referred to as "Trucks". Trucks 1–10 were built bySaulsbury Fire Apparatus(now part ofE-One). Truck 11 was built byFerrara Fire Apparatus.40 Radio Emergency Patrol (REP) trucks which are referred to as "Cars" are ESU's work horse and used for regular patrol. Each REP is equipped with scuba gear, medical kits and rescue equipment including heavy hydraulics. REP trucks are built byOdyssey Specialty Vehicles.ESU's Medical Squad mans twoambulances.FourLenco BearCatand twoLenco Peacekeeperarmored vehicles.14 portable light tower generator units stationed throughout the city. In addition to the towers, ESU can also deploy 60kW, 90kW, 100kW and 200kW generators upon request for additional power when required.Four Mobile Light Generators which are specialized light-power units with tower generators mounted in the bed of pickup trucks.100kW mobile generator trucks designated as Mobile Auxiliary Light Truck (MALT)s. It has the capability of supplying enough power to light upGrand Central Terminal.Construction Accident Response Vehicles (CARV) which responds to construction accidents and is used to stabilize structures and rescue entrapped workers/personnel.Emergency Support Vehicle (ESV) which is complete with a motorizedZodiacinflatable and deployable rescueairbag.ESU also has Twelvejet skis, plus numerous Zodiacinflatablesassigned to units throughout the NYPD.NYPD ESU Heavy Rescue Truck 92 NYPD ESU REP trucks from ESS 10RecruitmentA NYPD ESU Emergency Medical Squad patchThe personnel selected for ESU become highly trained, elite members of the NYPD who perform rescue, SWAT and other high risk tactical, counter-narcotic and counter-terror operations.There are minimum time-in-grade requirements before an NYPD officer can apply to transfer to ESU. Police Officers must have a minimum of 5 years on the job with a minimum annual rating of 3.5. Supervisors in the rank of sergeants and lieutenants must have 2 years in rank before being assigned to ESU. In addition, all ESU candidates must be approved by a group of current ESU members to ensure that they will integrate into the unit successfully. This item is manufactured byBMI- a Registered TrademarkWorldwide Shippingon an Actual Cost BasisLicensing Disclaimer:1. Not all products are licensed by the City of New York (the State of New York or any other government authorityif appropriate), and;2.Insignia arepresented as a decoration and do not indicate any authority, sponsorship orapproval of the City (State or whatever) of New York or any other government authority.Sales of this item are in full compliance withUnited StatesFederal Law: 18 USC § 716 et seq:(a) Whoever—(1) knowingly transfers,transports, or receives, in interstate or foreign commerce, a counterfeitofficial insignia or uniform;(2) knowingly transfers,in interstate or foreign commerce, a genuine official insignia or uniform to anindividual, knowing that such individual is not authorized to possess it underthe law of the place in which the badge is the official official insignia oruniform;(3) knowingly receives agenuine official insignia or uniform in a transfer prohibited by paragraph (2);or(4) being a person notauthorized to possess a genuine official insignia or uniform under the law ofthe place in which the badge is the official insignia or uniform, knowinglytransports that badge in interstate or foreign commerce, shall be fined underthis title or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both.(b) Itis a defense to a prosecution under this section that the insignia or uniformis other than a counterfeit insignia or uniform and is not used to mislead ordeceive, or is used or is intended to be used exclusively—(1) as a memento, or ina collection or exhibit;(2) for decorativepurposes;(3) for a dramatic presentation,such as a theatrical, film, or television production; or(4) for any otherrecreational purpose.(c) Asused in this section—(1) the term “genuinepolice badge” means an official badge issued by public authority to identify anindividual as a law enforcement officer having police powers;(2) the term“counterfeit police badge” means an item that so resembles a police badge thatit would deceive an ordinary individual into believing it was a genuine policebadge; and (3) the term “officialinsignia or uniform” means an article of distinctive clothing or insignia,including a badge, emblem or identification card, that is an indicium of theauthority of a public employee;(4) the term “publicemployee” means any officer or employee of the Federal Government or of a Stateor local government; and(5) the term “uniform”means distinctive clothing or other items of dress, whether real orcounterfeit, worn during the performance of official duties and whichidentifies the wearer as a public agency employee.(d) Itis a defense to a prosecution under this section that the official insignia oruniform is not used or intended to be used to mislead or deceive, or is acounterfeit insignia or uniform and is used or is intended to be usedexclusively—(1) for a dramaticpresentation, such as a theatrical, film, or television production; or(2) for legitimate lawenforcement purposes.