South Florida terrorist task force will study, learn from Orlando attack

Leaders say if you see something, say something
Posted at 11:24 PM, Jun 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-17 04:54:43-04

We are less than one week after the Orlando massacre and already the law enforcement response is under review.

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said what happened at Pulse is something his office is ready for.

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“We’ve been doing this for a long time to prepare for the eventuality that something like this happens,” he explained.

Bradshaw leads the Southeast Regional Domestic Security Task Force. Thursday, the group of law enforcement and first responders from the tri-county area held its quarterly meeting in Broward County.

Bradshaw said his office has not made any changes to protocols yet.  

“We will, after the critique is done from Orlando, look at everything they've talked about. If there are new lessons to be learned, we'll incorporate that,” he said.

Bradshaw said law enforcement constantly shares intelligence and trains together.

But Bradshaw said their work extends into the private realm to keep you safe.  

“We also work with business owners that have nightclubs and other establishments to say what's your security protocol? What happens in there? Do you have a way for them to get out, do you have a safe area they can go to?” he pointed out.

Bradshaw believes staying safe begins with you. He lives by the motto if you see something, say something.

“We’re going to be prepared to win. Failure is not an option,” Bradshaw said.