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COVID-19 Law Enforcement News and Updates from Department of Homeland Security

Posted: Mar. 30, 2020

Free to Law Enforcement COVID-19 Roll Call Training: 18-Minute Training Video and Job Aid

LSU NCBRT/ACE has developed a COVID-19 Roll Call Training [click here] for law enforcement that addresses officer safety during the COVID-19 outbreak. The training provides information on how officers can keep themselves safe before, during, and after contact with others in the course of their job. It also addresses steps officers can take at the end of a shift to go home safely. The package consists of an 18-minute training video and a job aid. Complete the COVID-19 Roll Call Training Request Form to receive these training materials.

All information can be found by clicking here.

This product was designed specifically for law enforcement officers and has been well received by the law enforcement community. Once an agency completes the short request form, they will receive an email containing the training files. The agency can then provide the training to their officers via their own learning management systems.

 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Burn Rate Calculator

The personal protective equipment (PPE) burn rate calculator excel icon is a spreadsheet-based model that provides information for healthcare facilities to plan and optimize the use of PPE for response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Similarly, non-healthcare facilities (e.g., correctional facilities) may find this tool useful for planning and optimizing PPE use as part of the response to COVID-19. This tool can also be used for planning PPE use outside the context of COVID-19, where PPE shortages may also occur due to supply chain issues related to the COVID-19 response (e.g. manufacturing facilities).

To use the calculator, you enter the number of full boxes of each type of PPE that you have in stock (e.g., gowns, gloves, surgical masks, respirators, and face shields). This tool then calculates the average consumption rate, also referred to as a burn rate, for each type of PPE entered in the spreadsheet. This information can then be used to estimate the remaining supply of PPE based on the average consumption rate. The spreadsheet is open-ended and can also be used to calculate the use of other types of PPE as well.

Please check out this CDC website here for more information.

 

*March 23, 2020: Interim Guidance on Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Correctional and Detention Facilities *

This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as of *March 23, 2020*.

This document provides interim guidance specific for correctional facilities and detention centers during the outbreak of COVID-19, to ensure continuation of essential public services and protection of the health and safety of incarcerated and detained persons, staff, and visitors. Recommendations may need to be revised as more information becomes available

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. Please check the CDC website here periodically for updated interim guidance.

 

FEMA Rumor Control: Myth vs. Fact

*Myth*: There is a national lockdown and the entire country will be quarantined for two weeks.

*Fact: *There is no national lockdown. As with all information online or shared via social media, it is important to verify the source of the information. You can find the latest information as well as links to additional resources at www.coronavirus.gov

*Myth:* A recent death reported in China was due to a new hantavirus that can spread from person to person like COVID-19.

*Fact:* Hantavirus is not new according to the CDC, it was first observed in the 1950s in Asia during the Korean War, and in this country in 1993 in the Four Corners area. It is spread primarily to humans through contact with the waste products of infected rodents. Transmission from one human to another may occur, but is extremely rare. Visit here for more information.

*Myth:* FEMA has deployed military assets.

*Fact:* No, FEMA does not have military assets. Like all emergencies, response is most successful when it is locally executed, state managed and federally supported. Each states governor is responsible for response activities in their state, to include establishing curfews, deploying the National Guard if needed and any other restrictions or safety measures they deem necessary for the health and welfare of their citizens.

*For these Myth Busters and more please go to **Coronavirus Rumor Control website.*

 

COVID- 19 Situation Summary here

 

A Special Message of Support and Encouragement from Deputy Assistant Secretary Brian Dorow

Posted: Mar. 27, 2020

 

Law Enforcement Partners:

I and my team at the U.S. Department of Homeland Securitys Office for State and Local Law Enforcement (OSLLE) wanted to outreach to you to thank the men and women of law enforcement for your critical efforts to protect our communities, particularly during this ongoing pandemic.

The novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 has thrust our communities into unknown territory, and we recognize this may be a frightening time for many law enforcement personnel and their families. Officers are encountering community members at a heightened state of anxiety, which can make their daily jobs even more dangerous. In addition, many within your agencies and their families may be suffering substantial changes in health status and/or financial difficulty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our greatest sympathies go out to all of you who are and may be impacted.

OSLLE will continue to place its full weight and resources behind our response to COVID-19. From organizing informational calls, publicizing real-time critical information, and acting as advocates for your needs, OSLLE is assisting in driving a federal, state, and local collaborative response to prioritize the health and safety of our law enforcement partners.

We applaud your efforts to fight for, care for, and empower your communities and to support your law enforcement officers. Your officers continued contribution to the safety and protection of our Nation is paramount, particularly during this unprecedented situation, and is a testament to their true patriotism.

We value all of our first responders and law enforcement partners and will continue to support efforts by our leaders to help law enforcement across the United States during this pandemic. Our hope at OSLLE and across the Federal Government is that our law enforcement community is supported and resourced during these difficult times. We will continue to build on the relationships we have with law enforcement. We are on your side!

Sincerely,

Brian M. Dorow
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Office for State and Local Law Enforcement

 

Postponed: ICAT Training and Train the Trainer

Posted: Mar. 12, 2020

The PERF Briefing on the Benefits of ICAT, scheduled in Broomfield for March 19, 2020, and the Train the Trainer Opportunity, scheduled in Broomfield for April 21 and 22, 2020, have been postponed.

Out of an abundance of caution for attendees, combined with a recognition that all emergency responders are preparing for COVID-19 response, it is prudent to reschedule for later in 2020 after the virus concerns subside. We apologize for any inconvenience, but at this time it's critical we avoid unnecessary contact that could limit resources for emergency response. Please look for updated dates/times for both presentations. Be Safe!

 

Annual Conference Call for Presentations

Posted: March 8, 2020

The CACP Call For Presentations is open for the Annual Conference. You may submit your proposal or a speaker suggestion for the conference here.

Please review the following information before submitting your presentation.

Education sessions will be slotted in 60 minutes, 90 minutes and 120 minutes. Please place your preference in your submission.

We are looking for bold, exciting, innovative, engaging and interactive sessions.

Click Here to Learn More and Submit Your Proposal!

 

New Job Postings Available On Website

Posted: March 5, 2020

The Meeker Police Department is looking for a Chief of Police. Click here for more information.

The City of Monte Vista is looking for a Chief of Police. Click here for more information.

The Town of Palisade has an opening for a full-time Post Certified Police Officer. Click here for more information. 

The Town of Fairplay Police Department is hiring a part-time Police Officer. Click here for more information

The City of Manitou Springs is looking for a Patrol Officer. Click here for job description.

The City of Aurora is looking for a Chief of Police. Click here for more information. 

These openings have also been posted on the CACP website

If you have a Chief of Police job that you would like to post on the CACP website, please send the information to [email protected].

Not a member? Join today!

 
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