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More Border-Patrol Drones Being Borrowed by Other Agencies

January 16, 2014
Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies are increasingly borrowing border-patrol drones for domestic surveillance operations, a harbinger of what is expected to become the commonplace use of unmanned aircraft by police.

Video: Dash Cam Captures Okla. Tornado

June 3, 2013
A Moore (Okla.) Police Department cruiser captured the approaching tornado that struck the area on May 20 as Sgt. Mark Snavely looked for distressed residents.

Ark. Wildlife Officer's Body Recovered

June 3, 2013
Officer Joel Campora of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Sheriff Cody Carpenter drowned Friday morning on the Fourche Lefave River near Y City in western Arkansas.

Dash Cam Captures Okla. Tornado

June 3, 2013

A Moore (Okla.) Police Department cruiser captured the approaching tornado that struck the area on May 20 as Sgt. Mark Snavely looked for distressed residents. Read the full story here.

Ark. Sheriff Dies In Flooding

May 31, 2013
Scott County (Ark.) Sheriff Cody Carpenter died Friday in Western Arkansas flooding and a wildlife officer who had accompanied him was still listed as missing.

Sandy Report: NYPD Used Ineffectual Patrol Boats

May 3, 2013
Police should have been using inflatable craft with outboard motors that can operate with 18 inches of draft. They are made of galvanized rubber that can easily be decontaminated and stored.

NYPD Braces for Superstorm Sandy

October 29, 2012
The New York Police Department has mobilized its 35,000 officers as emergency responders in preparation for the arrival of Superstorm Sandy by extending shifts, positioning motor and non-motor boats in various precincts, and dispatching special teams for rescue duty.

NYPD/NYFD Task Force Helps Haitian Relief Effort

January 18, 2010
New York Task Force One is managed by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and is equipped with the latest technology and equipment, trained to respond to catastrophic events involving the collapse of heavy steel and concrete.

Center for Domestic Preparedness Offers Toxic Agent Response Training

May 11, 2009
How long will it take before terrorists have weapons of mass destruction? The answer isn't clear. But preparing emergency response personnel to meet the threat head-on starts at the CDP's COBRATF—the Chemical, Ordnance, Biological, and Radiological Training Facility in Anniston, Ala.

Wireless When You Need It

January 1, 2009

Not every natural disaster is as devastating as Katrina. But does your agency have a plan in place that would allow you to communicate in case a similar event occurred in your jurisdiction?

NOPD Commanders Talk About Lessons Learned from Katrina

November 1, 2005

There are many lessons that can be learned from a disaster as catastrophic as Hurricane Katrina. A good way to determine what should be done in response to future disasters is to talk to the officers who served on the front lines of Katrina.

Hell in High Water

November 1, 2005

About 24 hours before Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast Capt. John Bryson of the New Orleans Police Department was in a McDonald’s in the city’s Ninth Ward buying a cup of coffee. Next to him in line was a woman and her four children; the youngest was a one-year-old baby.

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