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CMPD is lending a hand with security at next week’s Presidential Inauguration in Washington DC.

Reports indicate nine officers are going but CMPD will say only “While we cannot discuss specific staffing numbers or details related to security, we can ensure the public that our assistance will not create any local service interruptions, and that the CMPD will be appropriately staffed to serve our community,” said CMPD Officer Jeffrey Page.

Last week’s violent takeover of the Capital took the lives of five people. Officials are taking no chances of a repeat on Wednesday.

The ceremonies on the back steps of the Capital have been toned down and people have been asked not to attend in person, but to watch the historic event on television.

Officers from a number of other departments across the country are also joining with federal law enforcement and National Guard units to bolster security in the nation’s capital.