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NCJ Number: 63594 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE MANAGEMENT OF TERRORIST CAUSED CRISIS - A METROPOLITAN PERSPECTIVE (FROM RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR THE STUDY OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL TERRORISM - FINAL REPORT, 1977, BY RONALD D CRELINSTEN - SEE NCJ-63590)
Author(s): M J CODD
Corporate Author: University of Maryland
Dept of Criminal Justice and Criminology
United States of America

Universite de Montreal, Centre International de Criminologie Comparee
Canada
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Universite de Montreal, Centre International de Criminologie Comparee
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3c 3j7
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: URBAN POLICE MANAGEMENT OF POLITICAL TERRORIST INCIDENTS IS DISCUSSED BASED ON THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT EXPERIENCE. THE PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT AN INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON THE STUDY OF TERRORISM.
Abstract: BECAUSE THE NUMBER OF TERRORIST INCIDENTS IS INCREASING, ALL URBAN POLICE DEPARTMENTS MUST BE PREPARED TO DEAL DECISIVELY AND EFFECTIVELY WITH THEM. POLICE PREPARATION ENTAILS INFORMATION ANALYSIS, POLICY REVIEW, AND CHANGE IF NECESSARY, AND STAFF TRAINING. THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT DEVELOPED GUIDELINES FOR RESPONDING TO HOSTAGE-RELATED TERRORIST INCIDENTS FOLLOWING THE KILLINGS AT THE 1972 OLYMPICS. FIRST TESTED IN 1973, THE GUIDELINES FOCUS ON FUNCTIONAL TEAMWORK, EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS, AND SKILLED COORDINATION OF TACTICS UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF A HIGH-RANKING POLICE OFFICER. GUIDELINES FOR HANDLING A SIEGE INVOLVING HOSTAGES COVER (1) HANDLING THE PEOPLE AND EQUIPMENT THAT CONVERGE ON THE SCENE IN THE INITIAL STAGE; (2) SETTING UP COMMAND, CONTROL, AND A SPECIFIC PLAN OF ACTION; (3) SETTING UP A FIELD COMMAND POST; (4) ESTABLISHING A MOBILIZATION OR STAGING POINT; (5) RESCUING INJURED PEOPLE; (6) NEGOTIATING WITH KIDNAPPERS USING A SPECIALLY TRAINED NEGOTIATING TEAM; (7) MAINTAINING CONTAINMENT TEAMS AROUND THE SIEGE'S CORE AREA; (8) USE OF APPREHENSION/ASSAULT TEAMS; (9) MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS USING TWO SEPARATE RADIO FREQUENCIES; (10) INTELLIGENCE GATHERING; (11) MAINTAINING AN OUTER PERIMETER AND BUFFER ZONE; (12) MAINTAINING A PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTER; (13) RESOLVING JURISDICTIONAL PROBLEMS THROUGH LIAISON WITH OTHER AGENCIES; (14) MAINTAINING A COOPERATIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN POLICE AND THE MEDIA; (15) PRESERVING EVIDENCE AND MANAGING SPECTATORS AFTER THE INCIDENT; AND (16) KEEPING RECORDS AND A CRITIQUE OF THE HANDLING OF THE INCIDENT. COOPERATIVE PLANNING AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT IS NECESSARY. FOR RELATED PAPERS FROM THE SAME SEMINAR, SEE NCJ-63591-63593 AND 63595-63600. (CFW)
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics; Crisis management; Emergency procedures; Hostages; New York; Police hostage-negotiation units; Police response to terrorism
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