447th Military Police Company Training
August 10 - 12, 2007

This weekend the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team held training exercises for members of the 447th Military Police Company from Akron, Ohio at the Columbia Cement factory near East Fultonham. Several local agencies also took part or contributed to the training including Newton Twp. Fire Department, Newton Twp. EMS, Zanesville Fire Dept., Zanesville Police Dept., Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency, the American Red Cross and the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association. The 3 day event offered the Reservists both classroom and on-site classes on such topics as medical treatment, gas mask fitting, convoy search, high risk vehicle search, decontamination, building clearing and sniper fire training. The event cumulated Sunday with exercises simulating a terrorists with hostages scenario. More than 100 troops participated in the training.