state and federal agencies will conduct a security training exercise at
the Hatteras and Ocracoke ferry terminals on Wednesday, Aug. 3. The
exercise will begin at approximately 8 a.m. The public may see
first responder and federal law enforcement activity at the
both ferry terminals.
North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division is
participating in this program with the Transportation Security
Administration’s Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR)
team. Local law enforcement agencies and emergency services will also
be involved. This is an exercise in which local and federal agencies
work together to supplement existing security resources.
program has been implemented at various transportation modes and
facilities across the nation over the past few years. This exercise was
not planned as a response to any current threat or specific security
concerns, but is intended to promote preparedness and cooperation
between law enforcement agencies and first responders.
The exercise is not expected to interrupt the ferry schedule.
For more information, please contact NCDOT Ferry Division company security officer George Bryson at 252-241-0233.