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NCJ Number: 114260 Find in a Library
Title: Police Capabilities for Responding to Violent Criminal Activity and Terrorism
Journal: Police Studies  Volume:11  Issue:3  Dated:(Fall 1988)  Pages:116-123
Author(s): J W Stevens; D W MacKenna
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 8
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: United States police capabilities for responding to terrorism and violent criminal activity have often been compared unfavorably with similar capabilities in other countries.
Abstract: While law enforcement agencies have sought to develop general response mechanisms and have created some tactical units and special operations forces, the development of such units throughout the United States has been uneven. This paper describes the current state of development based upon preliminary survey data from 186 United States police departments (of 456 departments surveyed). (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics; Police counter-terrorism training; Police emergency planning; Police emergency procedures
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