The Midlands are full of railroad tracks and a few lakes and the task force is ready to protect those too.

12 5 LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Close to five million people call South Carolina home

In today's post 9-11 world, how safe are you?

First Sergeant Dean Dill, an officer with the South Carolina State Transport Police, said they are helping bring the state into the future of anti-terrorism with tools that detect levels of radiation, called personal radiation detectors.

A statewide task force overseen by the U.S. department of Homeland Security is planning for the worst, and First Sergeant Dill heads up the effort for the State Transport Police.

Dill said about 60 Transport Police officers wear the devices, and a handful of them use tools that identify levels of radiation.

South Carolina may fall very low on a potential list of targets, according to Dill, but it's not stopping a massive statewide effort to be prepared.

"We don't think of incidents happening here, but you never know," said Dill.

The Midlands are full of railroad tracks and a few lakes and the task force is ready to protect those too.

The task force is designated to meet every quarter,or on a needed basis.

They are expecting to hold training exercises in the near future.

12 5 LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE
Read or Share this story: http://www.wltx.com/story/news/local/2014/07/17/terrorism-attack-sc/12811095/