Local Law Enforcement on Bomb Training
Updated: Tuesday, April 16 2013, 07:14 PM EDT
COLUMBUS – City and County law enforcement now taking a closer look at security plans for major public events in Central Ohio.
Organizers of the Cap City Half Marathon scheduled for next month, announced on its website today, it is reviewing security plans with Columbus Police, Columbus Fire, and Homeland Security. To see if any modifications are needed for next month’s race.
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and Police Chief Kim Jacobs also met this morning to go over city safety plans.
The review comes after Monday’s deadly bombings during the Boston Marathon, where three people were killed, and more than 176 injured.
The Franklin County Sheriff Bomb Squad and Columbus Fire bomb squad work and train closely together to make sure everyone is out of harm’s way at major events like “Red, White & Boom”, O.S.U football games, and The Memorial Tournament.
“People can rest assured that we are making sure, that everyone is as safe as they can be,” said Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott.
Scott says before the public is allowed into major events, trained canines sniff for bombs and drugs.
Reporter: Steve Levine
Web Producer: Kellie Hanna