Illinois police head to New Jersey to assist Hurricane Sandy victims

November 9, 2012 11:31:45 AM PST
More than 50 law enforcement officers from Illinois are heading to New Jersey to assist the state in its recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

Illinois officials say the group, which will leave Springfield Saturday morning, is made up of 29 Illinois State Police officers that include patrol and officers trained in tactical emergency response, as well as 25 officers from local law enforcement agencies around the state.

The officers' main focus will be security and patrol.

This state police group also responded after Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005.

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