August 8, 2013
Multi-agency “homeland security” drills will be conducted in the Austin, Texas area during the next few weeks.
Agencies involved in the joint operation includes the FBI, the Austin Police Department, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, and even the University of Texas Police Department.
The Texas Department of Transportation said that during the drills, law enforcement will be frequently mobilizing in and around Austin.
â€śThe public should not be alarmed if they observe unordinary law enforcement or first responder activity over the next few weeks in the Austin area,â€ť said DPS Director Steven McCraw.
McCraw is also the Texas Homeland Security Director.