The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has been called upon to help with crowd control duties the event next week.
Members of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Civil Disturbance Unit and command staff have been asked to provide security assistance during the Inauguration of President Barack Obama Jan. 21. The CD Unit – comprised of specially trained deputies trained to handle crowd control – and select members of the agency’s command staff will assist the Metropolitan Police Department along the parade route in Washington, DC. The cost associated with the mutual aid assistance is funded through a Federal reimbursement to the LCSO.
Bicycles are not allowed at the inauguration itself, but you can still bike into the district, avoid the crowds and get into and out of downtown quickly. Here’s some advice from the pros.
There's a way to get to the inauguration without worrying about Metro, traffic or parking—take your bike. "Bikes are, by far, the easiest and quickest way into and out of the Mall for the inauguration," said Mark Blacknell, of the Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee and author of Clarendon Cycles on Patch. Alan Young, of Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling (and a Burke Patch Local Voices contributor), agreed. Biking to the presidential inauguration downtown is “one of the easiest ways to get in and out there is,” Young said. He biked into the inauguration in 2009 with his sister and nephew. Routes Into the District from Virginia “Only the heartiest will ride from Fairfax City and beyond,” Young said, but he also suggested people …