Prince George’s County police say they have been training for similar events like the Boston bombing and shootings that occurred during and surrounding the time of the Boston Marathon. On April 19, the Prince George’s Special Operations Division (SOD) informed the community of its ability to deal with such a situation should it happen in Maryland thanks to specialized training received.
As reported by Bowie.Patch.com, Commander of the Special Operations Division’s Special Services Section, Lieutenant Chris Price, stated in a police press release that what we have been watching on TV is likely to open the eyes of every law enforcement agency in the country. SOD units participate in weekly training sessions at various locations across Prince George’s County. The purpose is to create realistic scenarios that police officers might have to one day face.
The Special Operations Division currently has four explosion detection K-9 teams, and a fifth team is scheduled to be added to the force within weeks. On April 19, two of the four K-9 explosion detection teams practiced sweeps to uncover explosive devices.
More information about Prince George’s County’s preparedness for situations like the ones that occurred in Boston recently is available by contacting the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division. You may call (301) 772-4710 during normal business hours.
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