Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck led a special inspection of members of the LAPD's Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau.
"No police officer, especially ones that do the jobs that you do, takes these jobs because they are easy," Beck told the Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau members who were lined up for the inspection in the Dodger Stadium parking lot.
"These jobs are very hard. It's in the difficult times that we prove why we are so important," the chief said.
The bureau's mission is to prevent terrorism by sharing information between agencies, protect the public by leveraging all available resources and prepare residents and the city government for the aftermath of any potential attack.
Beck was joined by the leadership of the Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau and police commissioners for the inspection, designed to highlight the department's counter-terrorism capabilities, according to the LAPD.
The inspection was conducted against the backdrop of helicopters, armored vehicles and mobile command units assigned to the bureau for counter- terrorism operations.
—City News Service