9780131534667

Homeland Security for Policing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131534667

  • ISBN10:

    0131534661

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/26/2006
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Unique in focus,Homeland Security for Policing presents a framework for understanding the role police play in todayrs"s era of Homeland Security. The only book of its kind, it examines the events that led up to this new policing era, the relationship between national, state and local agencies, and specific strategies, operations and tactics that can be used to prevent and protect against future threats. Special emphasis is placed on understanding 9-11, the entire framework of Homeland Security in the U.S. and the unique issues faced by local law enforcement.Provides a strategic focus that addresses state and local level responses to Homeland Security as well as responses at the federal level. Discusses the specific issues facing police with respect to Homeland Security and connects the Homeland Security and criminal justice fields. Discusses how and why policing has changed in the last decade. Presents a fuller understanding of how the concept of Homeland Security developed, what it means for the police, and where within the scope of a national Homeland Security framework the police fit. Discusses the activities of local police within the context of both state and national Homeland Security policies. Emphasizes the integral web of dependency and connected nature of these agencies. Discusses techniques for information gathering, risk and threat assessments, intelligence analysis, preparation for mass disasters (including Weapons of Mass Destruction), risk management, information sharing (both laterally and vertically), preemption of terrorism, and employment of an Incident Command System under the National Incident Management System. Helps identify the new roles, new responsibilities, and new tasks of the police in todayrs"s post 9-11 environment.Law enforcement professionals.

Author Biography

Willard M. Oliver is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University.  He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from West Virginia University and a M.S. and B.S. in criminal justice from Radford University.  He currently serves as a Major in the United States Army Reserves, Military Police Corps, and is a decorated Veteran of the Persian Gulf War.  He is a graduate of the military police (enlisted) basic and advanced training, military police officer basic and advanced officer training, and the Combined Arms Services Support School.  He is currently enrolled in Command & General Staff College. He is also a former police officer from the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.  His research interests are centered on policing and public policy issues, and he is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, books, and magazine articles related to both topics.  In his spare time he enjoys running and teaching martial arts.  

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Organization of the Book x
About the Author xiii
Acknowledgments xv
The Era of Homeland Security
1(58)
Introduction
1(5)
The Threat---Al Qaeda
6(10)
The Attack: September 11, 2001
16(13)
The Response: September 11, 2001
29(11)
Understanding the Threat
40(3)
Understanding the Attack
43(11)
Understanding the Response
54(5)
Homeland Security
59(40)
Introduction
59(1)
History of Homeland Security
59(8)
U.S.A. P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act 2001
67(5)
The Homeland Security Act 2002
72(5)
Office/Department of Homeland Security
77(17)
Homeland Security and Police
94(4)
Conclusion
98(1)
Police Strategy for Homeland Security
99(34)
Introduction
99(1)
Strategies for Homeland Security
100(2)
Developing a National Homeland Security Strategy for Police
102(26)
A Cohesive Strategy for Homeland Security
128(3)
Conclusion
131(2)
Police Operations for Homeland Security
133(37)
Introduction
133(1)
Police Operations for Homeland Security
134(2)
Organization & Management for Homeland Security
136(18)
Partnerships
154(3)
Risk Assessment and Risk Management
157(6)
Police Intelligence
163(6)
Conclusion
169(1)
Police Tactics for Homeland Security
170(39)
Introduction
170(2)
Tactics Defined
172(3)
Threat Awareness
175(3)
Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
178(8)
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
186(3)
Fitness
189(1)
Antiterrorism Units
190(2)
Community
192(3)
Training
195(11)
Assessment
206(1)
Conclusion
207(2)
Appendix A 209(2)
Appendix B 211(6)
Appendix C 217(6)
Endnotes 223(22)
Index 245

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