Police Training Exercises Taking Place in County

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By Sharon Aron Baron

If you see unusual police activity in Coral Springs over the next two weeks, don’t be alarmed.  Law enforcement agencies are providing support for an urban training exercise which will take place at different locations throughout the county.

The purpose of the exercise is to provide U.S. Special Operations Forces with realistic urban sites for preparedness training. This routine training has been conducted by military personnel in cities across the country.

The sites have been carefully selected to minimize the impact on the daily routine of residents and visitors. Each training site will be secured to ensure the safety of the general public and the participants. Training sites will not be disclosed for this reason. If any members of the public learn of the training locations, they ask the public to remain clear of these areas while training is conducted.

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.

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  • Jodi

    Wish we knew that sooner. Scared us last night.

  • Eileen

    It is very loud and several per night. It scares my son and shakes our house.

  • Anthony A.

    Last night about 8:00 ( @ southgate and university along c-14 canal) helicopters 2 black hawks( dark or black in color) were flying so close about 30-70 yards behind and about 50-75 feet lower than the lead helicopter( or black hawk variants ).car alarms went off they were so low! one Blackhawk with lights on ( pulsating) one completely blacked out with no outside lights passed by heading to where I think was corporate park on sample or the rock quarry deep inside heron bay( about 5-10 from nearest house in heron bay miles into the complex on edge of everglades close to loxahathee road and the reason I possibly think the rock quarry( been there in my 4×4 jeep using dirt road in heron bay a couple of years ago and it was a long and challenging ride to say the least. The quarry has a deep pit area is about 4 football fields in square footage and 50-75 foot high sand/ rock embankments. You could rapidly fire .45 back there with little or no sound! Due to the heading and The seclusion would be perfect for safety reasons if they needed to discharge guns or use any kind of small explosives Which I doubt that they would without public knowledge.. But you never know.I them about 30-45 minutes later on a heading towards McNabb x university with same setup. after the sighting I Googled ” military helicopters over coral springs” and a YouTube video from 3/24 3/25 confirmed what I saw!!! The helicopters that watched were probably at a altitude of no more than 10 K FEET BUT THINK THEY WERE MUCH LOWER THAN THAT DUE TO MY HO– USE SHAKING.The other 2 helicopters, one had the normal lights ( pulsating)on the outside and the other only had one non flashing light. They were what I think was “little birds” ( egg shaped) . Also when I Google military exercises in coral springs there was info on the D.o.D/ military doing this last year! I’m thinking why d o d and not the national guard ( hurricane training Katrina style). They last time I saw that many military aircraft in the air over west broward was after hurricane Andrew( c130s and Chinooks). Take a look at you tube video and post what you think