Civil disturbance exercise to be held in Bossier Parish

Civil disturbance exercise to be held in Bossier Parish

BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) - Three Bossier emergency response agencies are scheduled to conduct a drill Thursday evening to prepare for any possibility of civil unrest.

The Bossier Sheriff's Office, Bossier City police and Bossier City Marshal's Office will be in a joint training exercise at 6 p.m., Sept. 1 at the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Training Academy in Plain Dealing.

Sheriff Whitttington said, "Although we don't expect civil disorder in Bossier Parish, we're sometimes asked to go to other jurisdictions to help. That's why we train for these things, so we can be prepared to help other agencies in their jurisdictions – or in the unlikely event of a civil disturbance in our own jurisdiction. It's our duty to be prepared to keep the population safe in any circumstances."

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