Miami Police Officers to Assist at Inauguration

Police officers from the Miami area will be in Washington, D.C. next week to assist with security measures for the presidential inauguration.

The officers from the city and county police departments, as well as from Miami Beach, will leave Sunday morning to prepare for Tuesday's event. Representatives from the departments will be conducting a press conference beforehand to discuss their participation.

More than 100 officials from 58 federal, state and local agencies will oversee what is likely the largest security operation in inaugural history. Intelligence officials have said there are no specific threats regarding the inauguration, although the high visibility of the event, the presence of dignitaries and the significance of swearing in the first black president make it a target.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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