Homeland security comes to St. Louis waterfront

News-DemocratOctober 28, 2013 

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Area Maritime Security Committee on Monday and Tuesday will lead a multi-agency homeland security training exercise near the St. Louis waterfront.

The collaborative training exercise is designed to test the response capabilities and communication lines between local, state and federal agencies in the event of a waterborne threat to the St. Louis region.

"Conducting security exercises with our federal, state and local partners ensures we are ready to respond to hazards in the event of an actual emergency", Capt. Byron Black, Commander of Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River, said. "The lessons learned from this exercise will be put into practice, increasing the security and inter-operability of response agencies on the Western Rivers."

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