Joint Exercise Aimed at Protecting Border
POSTED: Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 7:51am
UPDATED: Friday, August 27, 2010 - 10:13am
EL PASO - Virtually every law enforcement agency on both sides of the border is meeting in El Paso today to address a mutual concern: Border threats.
An exercise is designed to evaluate international, inter-agency, and intra-agency communication and emergency response capabilities.
The exercise is being held from 11:30 a.m. to noon at the El Paso Border Patrol Station at 9201 Gateway.
Participating agencies include the U.S. Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the El Paso Police Department, the El Paso Fire Department, the Red Cross, Emergency Medical Services, and parallel agencies in Juarez.
The experiences gained from this exercise will help improve the unified response to international events along the U.S./Mexico border.