A multi-agency terrorism readiness exercise has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, at Widgeon Point Preserve, 43 Okatie Highway in Okatie.
Personnel from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, Bluffton Police Department, Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue, Bluffton Township Fire District, Beaufort County Emergency Medical Services, Lady’s Island Fire District and Burton Wells Fire District will be participating in the exercise.
The purpose of this exercise is to develop cooperation and familiarity among the participating agencies and evaluate readiness ahead of any real world terrorism or other major event.
Motorists in the area of Widgeon Point can expect increased law enforcement and fire department presence late Wednesday morning into the early afternoon.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this exercise.