When the Kansas Highway Patrol was established in 1937, bootlegging and bank robberies were rampant. Over 75 years later, the Patrol is faced with crime on a global scale. The attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, illustrated the need for stronger communication, and intelligence gathering. These units work hard as teams, and side-by-side with local, state, and federal partners to protect Kansans from today's modern threats. Special Operations is a multi-faceted section providing support functions to the KHP and State of Kansas.