N.I.P.A.S. (Northern Illinois Police Alarm System) is a police mutual aid system operating in Northeastern Illinois. N.I.P.A.S. was established by an intergovernmental agreement in 1983.
NIPAS has three main components:
* Mutual Aid System
* Emergency Services Team
* Mobile Field Force
The Mutual Aid System provides for participating agencies to send a uniformed police officer to the requesting municipality. An example of when such a request might be made would be a train crash or derailment.
The Emergency Services Team is a full service tactical team designed to handle high-risk incidents. This team consists of the Entry Unit, Containment Unit, Marksman Unit and Command Unit.
The Mobile Field Force is designed to provide rapid, organized response to civil disorder, crowd control and other tactical situations.
The North Riverside Police Department currently has one officer assigned to the Emergency Services Team and two officers assigned to the Mobile Field Force.
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