From patrol cars to patrol boats, helicopters to horses...the Sacramento Police Department keeps a constant, watchful eye on our city. But when special events happen, patrol officers, along with specialized units, join together to ward off potential danger. The recent Olympic Trials required the Sacramento Police Department to be ready for anything from fistfights to potential terrorist activity. A look back on the USDA Conference shows how law enforcement kept the peace in Sacramento, moving protesters away from certain riot behavior. City Beat goes inside the "hub" of the Police Department, the Communications Center. Here, dispatchers find they often must play detective, pulling critical information from each caller before dispatching officers.
City Beat's Above & Beyond segment features Officer Billy Lyons, who, along with his equestrian partner "Oak", has had a career to remember. We hope you will join us for this episode of CITY BEAT.