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Arkansas State Police to assist with Ida aid

TEXARKANA, Ark. (KSLA) – Arkansas State Police are the newest to supply assist to southern Louisiana.

“We’re going to be aiding the Louisiana State Police with common patrol and looters for the following 14 days,” says Lt. Scott Joe of the Arkansas State Police.

Joe is the commander of the Arkansas State Police emergency response group. The group consists of 33 officers from across the state. They met Wednesday morning on Sept.1, at Troop G Headquarters in Hope, Ark., to debate ultimate plans and head to Baton Rouge. The group is ready to help Louisiana Police for 14 days, however Lt. Joe says they may present extra officers if wanted.

Arkansas State Police being briefed on providing assistance to Baton Rouge following Hurricane...
Arkansas State Police being briefed on offering help to Baton Rouge following Hurricane Ida.(KSLA)

Together with the officers, 500 Arkansas Military Nationwide Guard will likely be heading to Louisiana to assist with clear up. Ltc. William Phillips mentioned it’s common for the 2 states to supply help to one another throughout a pure catastrophe. The group could have gear with them to clear roads and assist rescue people.

“It’s not a shock, given to the scale of the storm and magnitude we anticipated this, that is what we practice for,” replied Phillips. “Our mission assertion is all the time prepared, all the time there, we’re going to be there for the period to assist Louisiana so long as they want our help.”

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