JOINT EFFORT TO PREPARE FOR TERRORISTS ON HARRIS COUNTY SOIL!

HCSO and US Coast Guard to Conduct Joint Exercise

Sheriff Tommy Thomas announced today that on Thursday, June 14, 2007, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Coast Guard will conduct a joint marine exercise along the Houston Ship Channel. This exercise is designed to practice “boots on the ground” team protocols for both agencies in response to potential terrorist acts along the ship channel. Sheriff Thomas cited the cooperation of Precinct Two Commissioner Silvia Garcia, Coast Guard Captain Marcus Woodring, and local industry for their assistance in accomplishing this substantial undertaking. Using over twenty specially trained personnel from the Sheriff’s Office and Coast Guard, along with multiple boats and with specialized equipment, this unique force will test their ability in deterring, as well as responding to, various acts of terrorism.