This is a drill: P.E.I. police forces practise armed response
More integrated training planned for coming months
Four police force on P.E.I. came together last month for a training exercise in how to deal with a threat that requires an armed response.
The exercise — involving RCMP, Charlottetown, Summerside, and Kensington police services — was held at Slemon Park, outside of Summerside, on Jan. 19. It gave officers the opportunity to respond to a simulated crime that required an armed response.
"The activity … gave officers the chance to experience the complexities of a call of this nature," said RCMP in a news release.
The exercise was coordinated by the RCMP.
RCMP said more integrated training exercises are planned for the coming months.
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