COVID-19: Federal & State Law Enforcement Agency Resources
Provided here are resources for campus police and public safety agencies from federal and state law enforcement agencies related to COVID-19 preparedness and response.
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Law Enforcement Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies: An Executive Summary of the Resource Series (Published in September 2010 by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, US Department of Justice (BJA) and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).). This resource covers:
- Communication and Public Health Emergencies: A Guide for Law Enforcement
- Benchmarks for Developing a Law Enforcement Pandemic Flu Plan
- A Guide to Occupational Health and Safety for Law Enforcement Executives
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US Department of Health & Human Services
Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) for Law Enforcement slide deck by CDR Marie A. de Perio, MD and LT Kyle Moller, MSPH, PhD, REHS/RS, presented on March 19, 2020.
Colleges, Universities, and Higher Learning: Plan, Prepare, and Respond, updated May 21, 2020. A webpage linking to information and numerous resources.
COVID-19 Briefing for Law Enforcement. WEBINAR, presented by the National Police Foundation (NPF), Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA), and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), provide a COVID-19 briefing for law enforcement executives in this webinar. Featured panelists include medical officers Dr. Marie A. de Perio, MD, FIDSA, and Dr. Kyle Moller, PhD, MSPH, from the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Public Health Service (PHS), as well as Police Chief Cherie Harris (Kirkland, WA, Police Department) and Deputy Commissioner Robert Gazzola (New Rochelle, NY, Police Department). Approximately 60 minutes.
COVID-19 Situation Summary offers a situation summary of COVID-19. This resource covers:
- How to protect yourself and others
- What to do if you are sick
- Daily life & coping
- When to get tested
- Determine when extra precautions need to be taken
Department of Justice, COPS Office
CRI-TAC COVID-19 Resource. This library of resources is supported by the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC), in partnership with the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and eight other leading law enforcement agencies. CRI-TAC provides training and technical assistance solutions to state, local, tribal, territorial, and campus agencies throughout the United States at no cost to your agency.
Department of Education
Interim guidance around the Clery Act and COVID-19, updated April 3, 2020. Scroll down to the header Notifications Regarding an Immediate Threat to Health or Safety (§ 668.46)
Department of Homeland Security
Operational guidance for hurricane preparedness related to the current COVID-19 pandemic, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
Pandemic Influenza Continuity of Operations Annex Template, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Bureau of Investigations
Cyber Actors Take Advantage of COVID-19 Pandemic to Exploit Increased Use of Virtual Environments, PSA released April 1, 2020.
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
Title IX in the COVID-19 Age Issue Brief. As your campus community works to navigate the unique challenges presented by COVID-19, you may be wondering about meeting your campus Title IX responsibilities. With new challenges like how investigations/adjudications are being conducted and zoombombing, members have the information about continuing to communicate with Title IX when a case gets reported, and the best way to maintain that communication.
Please remember, first and foremost, that a commitment to create and maintain a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living, and working environment, free of sex and gender-based discrimination, remains to be the mission. This mission does not change, even though students and campus community members may no longer be physically located on campus.
National Counterterrorism Center
First Responder's Toolbox: "Potential for Terrorists to Exploit Challenges Associated with COVID-19". This product highlights the potential for terrorists to take advantage of the challenges associated with a National crisis such as COVID-19, and provides general considerations and resources for public safety personnel. This product was developed by the Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (JCAT), which is a collaboration by NCTC, DHS, the FBI, and state, local, tribal, and territorial government personnel to improve information sharing and enhance public safety.
National Highway Traffic Safety
COVID-19 Overview for EMS Agencies (NHTSA Webinar), What EMS and 911 need to know about COVID 19, February 24, 2020. Approximately 59 minutes.