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This annex will organize local law enforcement personnel and develop procedures that will enable Saline County/City of Marshall to provide law enforcement services regardless of the situation.
SITUATION AND ASSUMPTIONS
• Saline County could find itself subjected to many hazards (See Basic Plan, Situation and Assumptions) that would threaten the lives and property of its citizens. In each of these, local law enforcement personnel will have a major response role.
• Law enforcement services in Saline County are provided by the Saline County Sheriff s Office. Municipal Police Departments are available in the communities of Marshall, Slater and Sweet Springs (see Appendix 2 to this Annex).
• Local law enforcement resources are adequate to meet most day-to-day situations that could arise, but an emergency could occur that would exceed local capabilities.
• Outside law enforcement resources (federal, state and other local) are available to support operations in Saline County.
• In addition to normal law enforcement procedures, special training for personnel will be required in the areas of:
Hazardous materials first responder awareness level
• During a disaster, local law enforcement personnel will respond as directed in this plan.
• Situations will arise that will tax or exceed local law enforcement capabilities.
• If Saline County or any of the cities, finds itself with insufficient manpower, equipment, or special expertise needed to maintain law and order, assistance from outside resources may be called upon to respond.
CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS
• The law enforcement activities described in this annex are an extension of normal day-to-day activities and deal only with extraordinary situations that may completely saturate available resources and involve several jurisdictions. (See Appendix 3 to the Basic Plan.)
• In addition to being the lead agency in certain response situations (i.e., riots, hostage situations, etc.) the law enforcement section will provide security and support in all other emergencies that threaten life and property.
• Local law enforcement agencies will primarily perform law enforcement functions, while outside and support agencies will be used for traffic and crowd control.
• Emergency operations will be directed from the EOC or forward command post within the affected area. Questions concerning a lead agency in such a disaster situation will be resolved in the EOC. (See Appendix 3 to the Basic Plan.)
• The Saline County Sheriff's Office will control law enforcement operations in all unincorporated areas of the County while the Municipal Police Chiefs will control operations within the boundaries of their respective jurisdictions.
Checklist of Actions During Operation Time Frames
• Prepare plans (SOG) to deal with projected law enforcement requirements. (Refer to the hazards identified in the Basic Plan, Situation and Assumptions.)
• Identify facilities and resources that will require special security during a disaster and establish procedures to provide protection.
• Train law enforcement personnel and volunteer augmentees in special procedures (hazardous materials identification, weather watch, etc.).
• Locate and establish liaison with local organizations outside government that could provide assistance (veteran's groups, private security, etc.).
• Develop and maintain mutual aid agreements with nearby local law enforcement agencies to insure proper coordination.
• Review procedures for obtaining assistance for state and federal law enforcement agencies.
• Review other annexes of this plan to determine where law enforcement support will be needed by other agencies.
• Develop and maintain a security pass system to allow admittance to restricted areas (damaged or otherwise).
• Review and update plans, procedures and checklists annually.
• Participate in tests, exercises and drills.
• Maintain a list of personnel, vehicles, and equipment available to the jurisdiction.
• Begin personnel alerting procedures.
• Check status of equipment and facilities for readiness and safety.
• Analyze threat to anticipate required response, and then check procedures.
• Assist in warning as required (See Annex B).
• Provide security and traffic control at the EOC.
• Review status of streets and roads in case an evacuation is necessary.
• Assemble materials for security-pass system to restricted areas.
• Report status of actions taken to Direction and Control.
• Order units to shelter, if necessary.
• Review plans to relocate and house prisoners in custody from the county and/or city jail facilities to a nearby facility or county.
• Activate necessary personnel to meet the situation.
• Maintain law and order.
• Provide traffic and crowd control.
• Provide security to critical facilities and resources.
• Control access to the incident scene and evacuated area(s).
• Assist in search and rescue operations.
• Provide security in the disaster and other affected areas to ensure that private and public property are protected.
• Provide communications support as appropriate.
• Participate in the EOC operations (Direction and Control, Annex A).
• Assist in the dissemination of warning to the public (mobile units).
• Provide security and traffic control for in-place shelter operations (Annex K).
• Assist Damage Assessment by identifying damaged areas.
• Maintain records and report regularly to the EOC.
• Activate mutual aid and private resources and deploy them as necessary.
• Assist other emergency services as directed by the EOC.
• Provide protection for prisoners in custody.
• Provide law enforcement in reception centers, lodging and feeding facilities, and emergency shelters.
• Assist in the evacuation of disaster areas during emergency operations.
• Continue operations as necessary until situation returns to normal.
• Release mutual aid and private resources when possible.
• Continue support to other services, especially in the areas of Damage Assessment and Rescue.
• Provide traffic control for the return of evacuees (Annex J).
• Provide information to press offices for news releases (Annex C).
• Assist in the return to normal from the in-place shelter mode (Annex K).
• Participate in cleanup and recovery operations.
• Participate in after-action reports and critiques and incorporate recommended changes into law enforcement plans and procedures.
ORGANIZATION AND ASSIGNMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The organizational chart for the law enforcement function is shown in Appendix l to this Annex.
Assignment of Responsibilities
• The Saline County Sheriff will be responsible for all law enforcement operations within the jurisdictional boundaries of Saline County as specified by law.
• Municipal Police Chiefs will control operations within the boundaries of their respective jurisdictions.
• Communications for such activities will be provided for by the appropriate law enforcement agency.
• The Emergency Management Coordinator will be responsible to insure specialized training is available (hazardous materials, weather watch, etc.).
DIRECTION AND CONTROL
• In emergencies whose magnitude has been "classified," overall control will emanate from the EOC (Direction and Control). Each department will eventually have a representative present in the EOC, depending upon the magnitude of the emergency or disaster.
• Initial control at the scene will be established by the first public safety officer on the scene. The officer will maintain contact with and provide information to the prescribed communications center and will do so until relieved by a senior officer.
• If outside resources are needed, they will remain under the direct control of the sponsoring agency, department, or industry, but will be assigned by the EOC to respond as necessary.
CONTINUITY OF GOVERNMENT
• The line of succession for the Saline County Law Enforcement Coordinator is from the County Sheriff to the Chief Deputy. The line of succession for each municipality will be through the Police Chief according to departmental SOPs.
• All departments will develop and/or maintain SOPs to enable them to perform their assigned duties.
• All departments must be prepared to operate from an alternate EOC if the designated EOC becomes inoperable or unusable.
• Records and documents vital to the functioning of the law enforcement section should be duplicated and stored in another location. If this is not possible, plans should be developed to move these documents to an alternate site.
ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS
• Each law enforcement agency will develop plans and procedures to insure a timely submission of all reports and records.
• Security for the EOC and other critical government facilities will be provided by the appropriate law enforcement agency.
• The legal basis for any emergency action described in this plan is contained in Chapter 44, RSMo.
• Normal purchasing and procurement procedures can be circumvented with written permission of the chief elected official present.
• Law enforcement services must provide necessary logistical support for food, emergency power, fuel, etc., for response personnel during emergency operations. In most situations, however, the Resource and Supply Section (Annex G) will be available to assist with supply matters.
• Providing communications support and communications equipment for the emergency functional areas will be handled and maintained by the various participating law enforcement agencies.
ANNEX DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE
Each operating law enforcement agency will be responsible for developing and maintaining written procedures to accomplish their assigned tasks in this annex.
It will be the responsibility of the Law Enforcement Coordinator and Emergency Management Coordinator to instigate a review and updating of all law enforcement plans, call-up lists, procedures and inventories yearly.
Appendix 1 - Law Enforcement Organizational Chart
Appendix 2 - Law Enforcement Resources
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