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NCJ Number: 168705 Find in a Library
Title: When Disaster Strikes: Will Your Sheriff's Office be Prepared?
Journal: Sheriff  Volume:48  Issue:3  Dated:special issue (May-June 1996)  Pages:10-12
Author(s): T Berlinger
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 3
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines disaster preparedness training and program implementation efforts by Florida sheriffs.
Abstract: The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) sponsored two sessions of its 20-hour Disaster Preparedness Training Course. In addition, FSA's Task Force, which was involved in statewide antidrug efforts and efforts to bring to justice deadbeat, non-custodial parents, provided a framework for the collaborative efforts required for disaster preparedness programs. The statewide response plan developed by and for Florida's sheriffs addresses many areas of concern: (1) definition of terms; (2) statutory duties and responsibilities of participating Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies; (3) duties and responsibilities of agencies requesting assistance and those lending assistance; and (4) a commitment from each sheriff allowing up to 5 percent of his agency's sworn personnel for emergency response, troops which must be fully equipped and self-contained (with food, water, and shelter) for a minimum assignment of five days at a time.
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Crisis management; Disaster procedures; Florida; Interagency cooperation; Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces; Police emergency planning; Police emergency procedures; Police in-service training; Rescue services
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