City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20100518-092
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Golden Guardian 2010

Operation Safe Port

The Sacramento Regional Office of Homeland Security and the California Emergency Management Agency will conduct a full-scale exercise in the Port of Sacramento under the Governor's Annual Golden Guardian Training Exercise Series.  The theme for this year's exercise is port security.

The Golden Guardian Exercise Series was first implemented by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2004, and has become an annual statewide exercise series conducted to coordinate prevention, preparation, response and recovery mechanisms of city, county and state governmental entities, as well as private sector and volunteer organizations.  The goal is to build upon the lessons learned from these exercises.

On Wednesday, May 19, 2010, beginning at 9:00 a.m., "Operation Safe Port" will take place in the Port of Sacramento.  Various regional, state and federal agencies will be participating in the exercise.  The exercise will include a simulated terrorist attack taking place on a ship in the Port of Sacramento.  It will include hostages, casualties, fires and the possibility of a bomb on board.  This is a unique opportunity for agencies to see simulated terrorist attacks and the devastation it can produce, as well as the multi-layered coordinated response utilizing resources to protect our community.

Media is invited to attend and will have limited access to the exercise site; please arrive no later than 10:30 a.m.  Contact Sergeant Norm Leong at (916) 221-0420, to obtain the media staging location.

Participants

American Medical Response

Central California Intelligence Center (RTTAC)

Davis Police Department, SWAT

Dixon Fire Department

Drowning Accident Rescue Team (DART)

FBI SWAT

Federal Bureau of Investigations

Folsom Police Department

Folsom Fire Department

Sacramento Area EOD

Sacramento Fire Department

Sacramento Police Department, SWAT

Sacramento Regional Radio Communications Systems (SRRCS)

Sacramento Sheriff's Marine Unit

Sacramento Urban Area Security Initiative

Sacramento Regional Office of Homeland Security

UC Davis Fire Department

United States Coast Guard

West Sacramento Fire Department

West Sacramento Police Department, SWAT

Woodland Fire Department

Woodland Police Department, SWAT

Yolo County OES

Yolo County Sheriff's Department, SWAT

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