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Delaware Docket Newsletter
Fall 2013

Delaware Capitol Police Participate in Security
Exercise at Kent County Courthouse

On July 24, 2013, Delaware Capitol Police participated in a joint security exercise with the Dover Police Department and SWAT Team, the Delaware Department of Correction and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Team, and Kent County Superior Court bailiffs. The exercise, organized to orient the Dover Police Department and the Department of Correction with the Kent County Courthouse, took place in the Kent County Superior Courthouse.

The participants were given a scenario and were tasked with working together to reach a common security goal. In the fictional scenario, a "judge" was taken hostage in the courtroom at the same time a Department of Correction Officer in the Courthouse cell block was held captive during an attempt to escape. The training exercise provided an important opportunity for "live" practice and collaboration among the participants.

"The training was a success and we are looking forward to additional scenario based training statewide."
          --  Capt. John E. Horsman, Operations Commander, Delaware Capitol Police