Law enforcement plays a large role in any emergency response situation – regardless of the nature of the incident. In the wake of many disasters, law enforcement are usually some of the first responders to assist the injured while restoring order to the affected community. Looting can occur, and officers must be able to continue enforcement operations as well. The immediate aftermath of a terrorist attack requires heightened response by law enforcement with duties including scene security, access control, suspect identification and apprehension, coordination with various other law enforcement agencies, as well as evidence collection.
Choose a terrorist attack that occurred in the United States since 1990. Identify the law enforcement response immediately following the attack. What did law enforcement do well? What could be improved upon? What role did law enforcement play in the overall management of the emergency response? A particular attack may only be selected once, so participate early so your choice won’t be taken