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Harford police leaders say they're prepared for public shooting incidents

Harford police leaders say they're prepared for public shooting incidents

If a shooter is inside Harford Mall, or in and around any other public gathering place in Bel Air, the heads of two police agencies whose offices sit two blocks from each other say they would know how to respond quickly and cooperatively. Unlike Howard County, where three people were shot inside the Mall in Columbia on Saturday, Harford County does not have a single police agency. Harford Mall is inside the Bel Air town limits and the first response to a shooter there would be the responsibility of the Bel Air Police Department. But the Harford County Sheriff's Office, which polices most of the county, would also be available to assist, as would other law enforcement agencies in the...

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