Accession Number : ADA607945


Title :   Preparing for the Mumbai-Style Attack: Interstate Law Enforcement Mutual Aid in the Absence of a Declared Emergency


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Balint, Jr, Thomas J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a607945.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 91


Abstract : This thesis examined whether there is sufficient authority for interstate law enforcement mutual aid to respond to a Mumbai-style attack occurring in the United States. Several existing interstate mutual aid systems were examined to determine if they could be enacted on short notice and provide adequate authority and protections for the responding officers in a no-notice event. This thesis found that the existing systems for natural disasters and planned events were slow to implement and would not provide the authority and protections required for response to a no-notice event. Our conclusion is that the law enforcement community should create a new national compact that will facilitate the quick response of law enforcement across state lines when required for a notice or no-notice event.


Descriptors :   *CRISIS MANAGEMENT , COMMUNITIES , EMERGENCIES , LAW ENFORCEMENT , NATURAL DISASTERS , QUICK REACTION , THESES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE