Idaho Agencies Discuss Security Measures
Public safety officials around the state are reviewing emergency procedures and boosting vigilance — but not necessarily security measures — in response to the death of Osama bin Laden. The Idaho Statesman reports that John Redding, public affairs specialist with the Bureau of Reclamation, says his agency is in a heightened state of security, he says but visitors are unlikely to notice anything different than they would have seen during a visit a week or a month ago. Likewise, Idaho State Police troopers are being asked to be extra attentive but none have been cleared to work any extra hours. Robert Feeley, public affairs officer with the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security, says his agency hasn’t been notified of any credible threats in Idaho. The bureau’s director, Brig. Gen. William Shawver, and Idaho State Police Director Col. Jerry Russell met with officials in Gov. Butch Otter’s office yesterday to brief state leaders on any implications that bin Laden’s death might have for Idaho.