A new two-man Endicott police specialized team is about to hit the streets of the village.

Endicott police chief Patrick Garey during a June 20, 2017, radio interview. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Police chief Patrick Garey said the unit will focus on drug interdiction and on areas of Endicott that need additional attention.

Garey said the Response and Interdiction Patrol Team - The "RIP Team" - will go into operation on July 1.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, the police chief said the unit will be able to spend the time needed on parts of the village that require "more consistent" patrol attention.

Although two veteran officers have been chosen for the team, Garey said it may be expanded in the future.

The chief said as a "special detail" the officers will be deployed when and where they are needed. He said the members of the team are interested in "going where the action is and where the problems are."

The officers in the unit sometimes will utilize marked or unmarked police vehicles. Garey said they also sometimes will patrol sections of the village on bike.

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