The following originally appeared on the Brookline Police blog:
The Brookline Police Department will be participating in URBAN SHIELD/Boston 2012 (a 24 hour full scale training exercise taking place at multiple locations in the greater Boston area). This training exercise is designed to enhance the ability of our police department, along with many other area Public Safety organizations, to coordinate and communicate during major events, incidents, and emergencies.
We will be conducting a multi-agency joint exercise at 599 Chestnut Hill Ave on 8:00am on Saturday November 3rd , through 8:00am on Sunday November 4th. The majority of activity will be confined to the interior of the building; however there may be some outside activity. There will be multiple police officers entering and exiting the parking lot and building to engage in the training scenario. Scenarios will include the use of FAKE/NON-LETHAL rounds, there will be NO use of real munitions. We want to make you aware of the exercise in the event that you happen to notice "Police" activity and the chance of hearing "gunshots" in the area
DATE: November 3 & 4, 2012
TIME: 8:00am Saturday through 8:00am Sunday
LOCATION: 599 Chestnut Hill Ave Brookline, MA (former Cleveland Circle Cinema)