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NCJ Number: NCJ 210679     Find in a Library
Title: Mutual Aid: Multijurisdictional Partnerships for Meeting Regional Threats
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Phil Lynn
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America

National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
United States of America

Police Foundation
United States of America

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
United States of America

Major Cities Chiefs Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 09/2005
Page Count: 48
  Annotation: This report discusses the use of mutual aid agreements and multijurisdictional partnerships for managing regional threats.
Abstract: Mutual aid agreements are nothing new to law enforcement agencies, which have traditionally used such agreements on a limited basis to organize investigations or task forces. Mutual aid agreements can be used to manage the regional threat of domestic and international terrorism. Information sharing among various law enforcement agencies throughout a region enables essential connections in information to be made that could potentially thwart an attack. In planning mutual aid agreements, it is essential that agencies define their participation requirements, assess vulnerabilities and potential deployment needs, establish oversight and management authority, and identify training and funding requirements. This report outlines how to establish a mutual aid agreement, including tips for meeting the jurisdictional approval process and for drafting the agreement. The terms and conditions of mutual aid agreements are discussed and examples are offered to illustrate main points. Predeployment conditions and the activation of the mutual aid plan are examined and the importance of establishing an incident command system is underscored. Finally, examples of promising practices in mutual aid agreements are presented. The appendix offers a sample mutual aid agreement. Appendix, endnotes
Main Term(s): Interagency cooperation ; Police response to terrorism
Index Term(s): Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces ; BJA grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2003-DD-BX-K002
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: From BJA's New Realities: Law Enforcement in the Post-9/11 Era
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