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Comprehensive Emergency Planning for Jails

Seminar Description

The management of correctional emergencies must begin with a comprehensive vulnerability assessment that identifies emergency planning and response needs for the jail. Emergency planning is a process that begins with a sound foundation in the agency’s routine policies and procedures and extends to a comprehensive emergency operation plan that anticipates plans for all situations. This session will provide jail personnel with an overview of the elements of emergency planning and a model process which helps ensure the development of a comprehensive emergency plan for their department. The training will include planning exercises that simulate the actual steps in the development of a jail emergency plan and will conclude with a hypothetical exercise requiring a response to a hypothetical jail emergency. The session will emphasize the importance of structuring the emergency plan in conjunction with the incident command system.

Seminar Goal

To provide participants with an overview of the jail emergency planning process and to offer new perspectives and practical information that can be used to enhance and/or evaluate jail emergency plans. This seminar is especially geared toward sheriffs, jail administrators, jail managers, and other Jail and County emergency planning personnel.

Seminar Instructors

Joseph J. Marchese, retired Deputy Director of Criminal Justice for the State of New York has over 38 years of experi­ence in the Criminal Justice field.
Mike Haley, Ph.D., recently retired as Warden of the Mobile County, AL, Metro Jail.
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