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Janesville police officers learn about suicide-bomber threats

By Frank Schultz
August 17, 2015

JANESVILLE—Six members of the Janesville Police Department SWAT Team recently learned the latest in police response to suicide bombers.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security provided the training and covered all costs for the training, which took place this month in New Mexico, according to a Janesville police news release.

The officers learned about current threats posed by domestic and foreign groups and lone-wolf attackers, how to identify and intercept potential threats before an attack, how to lessen risks to potential targets and how to coordinate the response to a bombing to minimize the potential loss of life and maximize the ability to identify and take offenders into custody, according to the release.