Two Topics School Crisis Planning Emergency Preparedness: The Police Departments Role
Schools School Crisis Planning is a collaborative effort involving the School Administration, Police, Fire and Community Agencies meet throughout the year to review and update policies
Planning School Department Crisis and Emergency Manual:-Provides staff district guidelines for the preparation of , working through and recovery from a crisis or emergency event
Managing an Incident All Agencies utilize Incident Command System (ICS): Nationally recognized organizational structure that provides for role assignment and decision making while planning for and reacting to critical incidents.
Steps Taken Worked with the School Administration on restricting internal and external building access and expanding security cameras Worked with the School Administration and Fire Department on lockdown drills Police presence increased at school and directed patrols at all schools increased
Steps Taken All officers annually tour each school for familiarity Officers have received specialized training on tactical entry and searching buildings School Liaison officer increased presence
Steps Taken Internally reviewing emergency response plans Increased police presence in school (working in)
Role of the Police in an Emergency Pre-Planning Internal Staff meetings to evaluate potential impact Cancellation of all time off Adding additional Staff/Staff deployment On call status to our part-time officers
Severe Weather Events Operational Phase Monitor Operations and respond to emergency calls for service Evaluate level of calls for service, road closures/traffic plan Increase staff as needed
EOC Activation Police Role Executive Group Presence from beginning to end of emergency-goal is to plan for the future to restore fully Operations run by Deputy Chief
Full Activation EOC Police Challenges Responding to E911 calls Traffic hazards/road closing/traffic control Evacuation to shelters Shelter Security Well being checks Business and residential security
Additional Resources Mutual Aid communities Regional Law Enforcement aid State Resources
Are you Prepared? Have you provided the Police Department with updated emergency contact information? How would you protect your business from looting? Plans in place?