LAW ENFORCEMENT ARCHIVES

Deploying With Adult Non-Prescription Medication Kits

The availability of non prescription medications may mean the difference between a successful deployment and needing to return home ahead of schedule As such first responders should consider non prescription medication kits as part of their pre deployment planning

​​​Training for Hazardous Tasks in Virtual Environments

Being able to recreate complex hazardous materials incidents in a classroom setting teaches life saving lessons in a safe environment Advances in virtual and augmented reality training systems provide instructors with new tools to train the next generation of first responders

Sports Celebrations – Expect the Best, Plan for the Worst

Large sports related celebratory events necessitate a coordinated response from municipal government agencies and the community Thorough planning intelligence based risk assessments and stakeholder input are critical components of a comprehensive plan

AI Partners – Filling Law Enforcement Experience Gaps

As the hiring gap in law enforcement widens agencies must find innovative solutions to maintain the experience and wisdom of their seasoned officers Artificial intelligence is one solution being explored to transfer this critical knowledge

Inside the “Boot Camp” for Emergency Managers

The first cohort of the Texas Emergency Management Academy has graduated Learn about the components of this unique and comprehensive 8 month program from the perspective of one of the graduating cadets

Family Terror Networks 2.0: January 6, Part 2

Research shows family affiliated extremism contributed to more than one sixth of all January 6 defendants Homeland security and law enforcement agencies must understand family affiliated extremism and the efforts needed to combat it Part 2 of 2

Family Terror Networks 2.0: January 6, Part 1

Research shows family affiliated extremism contributed to more than one sixth of all January 6 defendants Homeland security and law enforcement agencies must understand family affiliated extremism and the efforts needed to combat it Part 1 of 2

Swatting: Combatting a Lethal and Expensive Prank

May 3 2023 saw a rash of hoax calls claiming to report active shooters in schools across Tennessee While the calls initially affected the Middle Tennessee area the issue quickly moved to additional areas within the state affecting at least 16 schools on the same day Local state and federal

Service Animal Awareness in Disaster Response

  Although they are companions to their human partners, service animals are not pets. Instead, they are trained to perform specific daily tasks, which are often still required when responders are assisting during a hurricane, mass casualty event, or another emergency. As such, emergency planning efforts should include service animals

The DoD Defense Coordinating Element and How It Is Certified

Besides the main mission of defending the homeland Department of Defense capabilities also provide critical support to local state and federal civilian partners during major disasters Learn how Army North s defense coordinating element s mission and composition ready their units to perform this additional mission when needed

Guidance for Preparing Professionals Mentally for the Worst

  Professional groups have debated and researched the best practices relating to the standards and quality of care sufficient to maintain minimum standards during a disaster. Due to the fluid nature of a disaster, it is difficult to abide by a standard that will fit every situation. For example, the onset

Leader of the Pack – Canine Detection

In the wake of a disaster time is critical for locating survivors and recovering bodies This type of work requires training skills and abilities acquired by canines due to their unique anatomy and physiology However there are key considerations before implementing K9 programs

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