Extra Law Enforcement Presence in LP on Tuesday Nov 7th.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Lake Placid Police Department along with other law enforcement agencies from DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, and Okeechobee counties will be participating in a mock child abduction exercise/training on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, to exercise the region's Child Abduction Response Team (CART) capabilities.
The Fort Myers Regional Operations Center (FMROC) CART is comprised of members from state, local and federal agencies from the following 10 counties: Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Highlands, DeSoto, Hendry, Okeechobee and Glades. The goal is to be prepared to quickly respond when a child is abducted or missing under suspicious circumstances. This exercise/training will test the responses of the FMROC EAST CART members and train local law enforcement on the Florida Amber Alert system, command post operations, lead assignments, search and rescue efforts, and crime scene.
The exercise will take place at the Lake Placid Police Department and the Lake Placid Genesis Center. Residents and businesses near the location may notice an increased law enforcement presence on November 7. The exercise/training will be held from 8:00 am till 12:00 pm.