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NCJ Number: 229743 Find in a Library
Title: Training Rural Responders: The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:76  Issue:11  Dated:November 2009  Pages:56,58,63
Author(s): Jo Brosius
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 7
Type: Training
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the effectiveness of the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) in helping rural emergency responders across the United States be better prepared for all hazards and threats.
Abstract: The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) was authorized by the U.S. Congress in 2005 to meet the homeland security training needs of rural communities across the United States. Eastern Kentucky University was selected to lead the consortium, which is comprised of six academic institutions. The classes developed and delivered by the consortium are offered to responders free of charge in eligible small, rural, and remote jurisdictions that request the courses. The RDPC subject all curriculum to a rigorous process that includes vetting potential courses through an advisory board of practitioners with a final review and certification. The RDPC uses information gathered to develop training curricula tailored to meet the rural responders' environment. As of September 2009, 94 courses have been delivered onsite in rural communities with more than 2,600 responders trained. Notes
Main Term(s): Police crime-prevention
Index Term(s): Crime costs; Crime prevention measures; Crime prevention planning; Fear of crime; Policy; Public Opinion of Crime
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