Tag Archives: EM

Emergency

Emergency

Emergency Preparedness

In line with Grace A. Telesco

about Emergency in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

At the scene of an emergency such as a natural or accidental disaster, a terrorist attack, an act of mass violence, or an incident in which a considerable number of fatalities occur, law enforcement personnel are among the first to respond and are responsible for the management of the rescue, recovery, and investigation. Mass violence can be defined as a criminal incident whose consequences result in a massive number of casualties and traumatized survivors. A terrorist attack is a prime example of such mass violence. The federal government's response to a large-scale critical incident anywhere in the United States of America is most frequently managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA, which was created in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter to merge a number of disaster-related responsibilities in the federal government, remained an independent agency until March 2003, when it was merged into the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Emergency Services Units

Emergency Services Units

Emergency Services Units

In line with Kim C. Dine

about Emergency Services Units in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

An Emergency Services Unit (ESU) is generally described as a unit within a police agency designated for meeting the specialized needs of the agency in terms of providing the ability for special enforcement or investigations, or a specialized or unique response on behalf of the agency most commonly regarding tactical operations, rescues, riots, hostage and rescue operations, and a variety of other high-risk emergency operations requiring a specialized tactical response, specialized training, and specialized equipment. In defining an ESU within a police department, a foundation must be created in order to place such a definition in its proper context. In the United States of America, there are more than 17,000 state and local police agencies. The large majority of these are smaller agencies. Approximately 85% of these 17,000 agencies employ fewer than 50 officers. Excluding state agencies and sheriff's departments, there are approximately 12,666 local police agencies as of the year 2000.