FIUPD aids security in D.C. at presidential inauguration

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Six members of FIUPD are sworn to service in Washington, D.C., alongside thousands of other officers for today’s presidential inauguration.

Six members of the FIU Police Department traveled to Washington, D.C., to aid the Metropolitan Police Department in providing security and protection at today’s inauguration of President Donald J. Trump.

Government officials expect between 700,000 and 900,000 people to attend the inauguration, and officers from across the nation were brought into the nation’s capitol to ensure citizens’ safety.

“We’re very proud of the fact that the FIUPD was asked to provide assistance to ensure security and a peaceful transfer for what is the hallmark of our democracy,” said Chief of Police Alexander Casas. “We are proud to participate in this historic event.”

FIUPD is one of four departments from South Florida, including the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County police departments, asked to attend. The officers include: Lieutenant Michael Gonzalez, Officer Jose Ramirez, Officer Ruben Guevara, Officer Frank Elias, Officer Michael Cal and Officer Danny Fernandez.

Said Casas: “It shows the practices and proficiencies of our officers are comparable to those of other agencies.”

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