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This is a drill: P.E.I. police forces practise armed response

Four police forces on P.E.I. came together last month for a training exercise in how to deal with a threat that requires an armed response.

More integrated training planned for coming months

Police vehicles on site at the armed response exercise in Slemon Park in January. (RCMP)

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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