Emergency Management has long been thought of as a discipline regulated to natural disasters and public safety disciplines other than law enforcement. In today’s climate, Emergency Management encompasses man-made disasters that land clearly under the purview of law enforcement. Law enforcement officers now need a more diverse skill set that encompasses the fundamental practices of FEMA’s Emergency Management strategy, Incident Command System, and real world information from lessons learned in the emergency management field.
This course will lay a basic foundation for the understanding of emergency management history, current practices, and applications for law enforcement. Special event planning will be addressed to ensure that students know current best practices and trends in securing mass gatherings of people.
This class is open to all certified law enforcement officers.