reply to post by freakjive
Anyone thought about asking outright or an FOI request.
Police have trained with army units since goodness knows when, in the UK from the early 70's specialist armed forces have provided training for Police
who are armed as part of their duties including assault and sniping, crowd control and a few other black arts as well.
Crowd control techniques were imported from the Far East, especially Hong Kong where under Brit. rule there was a fair bit of rioting over the
Bomb Disposal or Ordanance Disposal has been militarily led for obvious reasons, although the Metropolitan Police did have their own operatives, not
sure what the current position is.
CBRN defences are state of the art to meet the ever changing and developing threats that exist. Civilian Police play their part in protecting society,
and with ever open borders, the chances of an imported device have never been greater. TPTB are more concerned with an image of immigration control
than anything else so any extremeists with half a brain cell is unlikely to utilise canalised area which means that any controls will be post import
and inland, notwithstanding the efforts of the secret services to intercept items of extremeist weaponry.
So, civvies police training with army units is not too difficult a concept to get to grips with.
In the US, without even factoring in extremeists from outside CONUS, you appear to have some serious issue with the home grown types. Given the
numerous mass killings that happen in the US it would be natural for the Police to be training with the Military, specialist or otherwise. They are
welcome to it in South Carolina, a lovely place but too many Mosquitos and
'gators for me.
Better that they are training on this occasion with Military personnel rather than having to pay through the nose with taxpayers money for private
companies to train them, or, did they have badges with a bear paw by any chance...?
Perhaps we have all got it wrong and the Sherrifs Oficers are simply training returning military personnel for a civilian job as Police
Badge appearance is that of AA, The All American 82nd Airbourne...they deployed following Catrina and undertook a variety of duties including
edit on 21-1-2014 by Shuftystick because: Clarity