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Accession Number ADA590371
Title Toward a Common Standard: The Role of Law Enforcement at WMD Incidents.
Publication Date Sep 2013
Media Count 73p
Personal Author K. L. Taylor
Abstract This thesis examines the role of law enforcement personnel at weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and hazardous materials incidents with regard to WMD training, standards and preparedness, and identifies gaps and problems in current local law enforcement WMD response preparedness. Different models of local law enforcement WMD response are analyzed to compare with the New York City model, and the U.S. Bomb Squad and United Kingdom law enforcement chemical/biological/ radiological/nuclear training programs are examined as examples of successful national preparedness response programs. The implications of this thesis indicate a need for a national strategy for local law enforcement WMD training, equipment and operating procedures to better coordinate response efforts between local law enforcement agencies at WMD incidents.
Keywords Bombs
Hazardous materials
Law enforcement
Mass destruction weapons
National defense
Operating procedures
Weapons of Mass Destruction(WMD)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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