ABSTRACT

Role of Law Enforcement in Public Health Emergencies: Special Considerations for an All-Hazards Approach   [open pdf - 1MB]

"This document will help state and local law enforcement officials and policymakers to understand communicable diseases (including terminology and methods of transmission) and the threat they pose to public health and safety. The document outlines key concerns that law enforcement officials must address in preparation for a virus-caused pandemic and other public health emergencies and identifies issues that may arise in the department's 'all-hazards' approach. The document has three main sections: preparing the department (e.g., maintaining operational continuity); protecting the officers (e.g., educating them about transmission, vaccination, and treatment), and; Protecting the community (e.g., maintaining public order)."

Report Number:
NCJ 214333
Publisher:
Date:
2006-09
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
National Criminal Justice Reference Service: http://www.ncjrs.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
URL:
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