MEDIA AVAILABILITY: BPD to Conduct Counterterrorism Exercise at Fenway Park on Sunday, June 12, 2016

WHO:             Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, Department of Homeland Security officials, Fenway Park officials, and officials from area law enforcement partners.

WHAT:          The BPD in collaboration with Fenway Park, the DHS, and the US Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center will be conducting a multijurisdictional counterterrorism exercise. The objective of this training exercise is to prepare and verse law enforcement officials, first responders, and Fenway Park personnel in emergency procedures and protocol in the event of a mass emergency. During the exercise, there will also be a test of various security technologies, which may include the use of working dogs, metal detection, and unmanned aerial systems (UAS or drones).

WHEN:          The exercise will take place on Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Media photographers and those seeking background video footage are asked to stage at 8:30 AM at Van Ness and Richard B. Ross Way where they will be allowed to shoot limited video of the exercise when it begins at 9:00 AM. At 10:00 AM there will be a break in the exercise during which the Police Commissioner, a DHS official, and Fenway Park representative will speak with the media at Gate A (24 Yawkey Way).

WHERE:        The event will take place in and around Fenway Park. There will be NO PUBLIC OR MEDIA ACCESS to the inside of the park during the event. Due to the exercise response of emergency vehicles, the following streets will be closed for the duration of the exercise:

  • Yawkey Way, from Brookline Ave. to Boylston St.
  • Van Ness St., from Ipswich St. to Richard B. Ross Way

CONTACT:    For media inquiries, contact the BPD Office of Media Relations (617) 343-4520.