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NJ TRANSIT POLICE TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRILL AT JERSEY AVENUE STATION
For Immediate Release: November 3, 2016
NEWARK, NJ — The NJ TRANSIT Police Department (NJTPD) Office of Emergency Management (OEM), together with local and federal partners, will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, November 5th at the Jersey Avenue Station along the Northeast Corridor beginning at 8 a.m.
The exercise, which will gauge responses to a simulated transportation incident, will take approximately four (4) hours to complete. As a result of the drill, customers should expect to see an increased presence of police and emergency personnel throughout the area. Service at the station and along the Northeast Corridor will not be impacted.
In addition to the NJTPD personnel, the following entities will also be participating in the exercise: Amtrak Police, New Brunswick Police, Middlesex County OEM, New Brunswick OEM, Robert Wood Johnson Emergency Medical Service, and the New Brunswick Fire Department.
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