http://www.thedailybeast.com/articl...omeland-security-funded-military-weapons.html I was curious if your department is a "weapons hog" since 9-11? Interesting article about even small departments having rather cool weapons with no crime. Back in the late 80's cops had normal hair and even in the academy the hair was normal bank type style with a mustache allowed and goatee for undercover and long hair. After 9-11 short military hair seems normal for most non undercover work. Semi militarization also seems to have taken place over these years too. I don't know if it is good or not but it has happened. Some of the older officers I know still have normal haircuts. Do you guys think it is the money that changed things or the war on terror etc? K-9 Unit The Fargo Police Department has three dogs assigned to its K-9 unit. The use of police canines helps keep officers out of danger and can even reduce the chance of serious injury to suspects in certain situations. Sometimes offenders try to hide from officers in places where a dog is much more efficient in finding them. Some of these offenders are very dangerous and may be armed. The use of the dogs helps reduce the danger for officers during apprehension efforts. The dogs may also allow officers to avoid using higher levels of force, including deadly force, to take offenders into custody. Now that would be cool..a fighter plane and a k9 unit.