Tuesday, September 22, 2009

1,200 State Police in Pittsburgh for G20

Among the approximately 4,000 law enforcement officers expected for the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, are about 1,200 members of the Pennsylvania State Police Department. State Police Commissioner Colonel Frank Pawlowski says most of those 1,200 are state troopers who will "assist the U.S. Secret Service and Pittsburgh Bureau of Police in keeping the city safe, protecting the delegates and allowing the protesters to exercise their rights."
Pawlowski says the troopers will be involved in dignitary protection, motorcade protection and site protection. He says they've brought special units including their aviation unit, mounted units bomb squad, canine squad and SWAT team.

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