Photo/Story Gallery 2003

FHP Receives Special Homeland Security Training

FHP’s Northeast Florida Training Facility Troopers in protection gearAs part of the Northeast Florida Domestic Security Task Force, a one hundred person team, lead by Captain Rick Kelley – Jacksonville District 1 Commander, serves as the perimeter team designated to immediately respond to incidents involving weapons of mass destruction and chemical & biological agents.

Corporal Williams takes a breather after shooting his weapon on the firing range. Pictured left, Troopers train at FHP’s Northeast Florida Training Facility  in their Level C Personal Protection Equipment and right, Corporal Bert Williams takes a breather after shooting his weapon on the firing range.

This team of one hundred, which includes members from FHP, county and local law enforcement officers from the Northeast Florida area have been specially trained and equipped with the Level C suits. The blue suits are used for training purposes; the suits that will be used in the event of an actual emergency are gray.