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NCJ Number: 222217 Find in a Library
Title: Not in My City, Not on My Watch: Miami PD Protects a Diverse Population by Building Trust
Journal: Law Enforcement Technology  Volume:35  Issue:1  Dated:January 2008  Pages:36-43
Author(s): Linda Spagnoli
Date Published: January 2008
Page Count: 8
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses Miami’s disaster preparedness and prevention initiatives
Abstract: In conjunction with the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS), the Miami Police Department has developed a systematic approach to disaster preparedness education that is designed to serve the needs of a populace that is both very large and very diverse. The educational programs focus on public readiness in the event of natural disasters or a terrorist strike. The program provides an opportunity for the OEMHS personnel to interact with each distinct community before an emergency situation arises to educate them on how to survive a potential disaster. Along with innovative educational programs, several Miami law enforcement initiatives have been designed to preempt a wide variety of disasters, prepare for the events that might occur, and to protect the infrastructure. The initiatives are designed to do everything possible to foresee and preempt a wide variety of disasters, and to prepare for the events that might occur, including an aviation detail, marine units, state-of-the-art technology and equipment, news monitoring, and proactive closed circuit TV (CCTV) surveillance.
Main Term(s): Disaster procedures; Disaster related crimes; Public safety coordination
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism intelligence; Domestic terrorism; Law Enforcement Education Program; Law enforcement overview texts; Municipal police; Police counter-terrorism training; Police response to terrorism
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