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NJ TRANSIT POLICE TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRILL AT RIVERLINE YARD IN CAMDEN
For Immediate Release: September 23, 2016
NEWARK, NJ — The NJ TRANSIT Police Department (NJTPD) Office of Emergency Management (OEM), together with local law enforcement partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, September 24th at the RiverLINE Light Rail Yard in Camden beginning at 8 a.m.
The drill, which will gauge responses to a simulated transportation incident, will take approximately four (4) hours to complete and there will be no impact on light rail service. Also, there will be an increased presence of police and emergency personnel throughout the RiverLINE and particularly in the area of 36th Street Station. In addition to the NJTPD personnel, the following entities will also be participating in the exercise: Bordentown Twp Police Department and the Riverton Police Department.
The NJ TRANSIT Police Department regularly conducts multiple drills and training sessions simulating various transportation scenarios throughout the statewide system.
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