Montgomery County Police and Fire to Help D.C. With Inauguration Safety and Security (VIDEO)

The inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump takes place on Jan. 20, and about 100 Montgomery County police officers are assisting the Metropolitan Police Department with security.

“The officers that are going down to Washington, D.C. are part of our SERT team, our Special Events Response Team,” said Police Officer Rick Goodale, a spokesperson for the Montgomery County Police Department. “They are specifically trained do deal with situations like this, crowd control situations. It’s what they signed up to do and volunteered to do.”

Officer Dan Lane, a spokesperson for the city of Gaithersburg Police Department, said ten city officers would be assisting with security during the inauguration as well.

Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said local firefighters will be backing up the D.C. Fire Department with crews and equipment along the inaugural parade route.

In addition, Piringer said there will be more firefighters on duty in Montgomery County during the inauguration as well.

You can find a schedule of inauguration events, here.

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One Response to “Montgomery County Police and Fire to Help D.C. With Inauguration Safety and Security (VIDEO)”

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    On February 1, 2017 at 12:32 pm responded with... #

    At large events such as these, it’s so important to have effective security. The right security strategy can stop certain threats before they start.

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