NYPD Pipes and Drums are Proud to say that we have yet another author in the Band. Written by our very own Jake McNicholas a 25 + year NYPD Pipe Band Member. Manhattan North Narcotics Chasing the Kilo Fairy. Jake McNicholas is a former member of the NYPD, where he served for twenty-three years, retiring in 2007 as a First Grade Detective with the Terrorist Interdiction Unit of the Intelligence Division. Many of his years with the NYPD were spent in Manhattan North Narcotics. The events of 9/11 left an indelible impression upon the man, as did his entire career as a member of New York’s Finest. He is currently working with the US Attorney’s Office. He has been a member of the NYPD Emerald Society Pipe Band since 1991.