The military trains to be ready for any situation and on Friday, they learned how to deal with another. The 3rd Military Police Group at Hunter Army Airfield teamed up with local law enforcement to learn how to take on a hostage situation. The training allowed the soldiers to take turns as the negotiator, giving them hands on experience with a real life situation feel.
"The training is really realistic. I have experienced live negotiations and the tensions I have felt here are very similar so I know if we are achieving some great training," said Don Chapman, Garden City Police.
"Crime doesn't stop at our installation because it is a federal installation. What you see happening in the civilian communities, in a small sense, you see on our own installations," said Tom Byrd, 3rd Military Police Group commander.
The 3rd Military Police Group is responsible for all felony and criminal matters within the Army through the eastern half of the country.