CHOGM 2011 build-up training in Perth
6 October 2011
Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel will be honing their security-response skills at various public locations in and around Perth over the next three weeks, in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2011.
The training, in conjunction with Western Australia Police, will practice a range of scenarios relevant to the security of a major public event to ensure the conduct of a safe and secure CHOGM 2011, to be held in Perth from 28-30 October 2011.
Commander of the ADF Task Force Rear Admiral David Johnston said the extended training period would allow ADF members to sharpen inter-agency security-response skills and ensure they were familiar with the operating environment should they be called upon to provide support during CHOGM 2011.
“The ADF plays a very important role in Australia’s national security and we are committed to ensuring the conduct of a safe and secure CHOGM 2011,” Rear Admiral Johnston said.
“We have been working closely with the Western Australia Police, and other Federal and State agencies involved, preparing for this event, and the training period will further strengthen the close working relationship of all the security agencies.”
A range of ADF capabilities will be in place throughout the lead-up to and during CHOGM 2011 to support the Australian Government and Western Australia Police to ensure the safety of the community and CHOGM participants.
The ADF would like to thank the local residents and businesses in Perth for their continued support and understanding during this important training period.
The ADF will seek to minimise any disruption to the public wherever possible, and will liaise closely with local authorities before the conduct of any training.
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