Terrorism Response: Field Guide for Law Enforcement

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"American policing has been preparing to effectively deal with terrorism and weapons of mass effect for a very long time. But in the post September 11th world, our educational and training efforts must be significantly enhanced. This field guide has emerged as the best educational tool on the market. Every police officer should leave with a copy in their duty bag for a quick on-scene reference." Dr. James O'Keefe, St. John's University, Retired Director of Training, NYPD " A succinct, well organized first responder guide for our thin blue line. It is practical information in an easy to read and understandable format. I would rate it a "must have" for every officer." D.C. Jim Dozier, J.D., Ph.D., Executive Director Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and President IADLEST "Maniscalco and Christen have scored again with a comprehensive guidebook that no field officer or commander should be without. Drawing on their extensive experience and expertise in planning for and actually managing some of the worst terrorist incidents, the authors provide an indispensable tool to deal with them." Peter S.Beering, Terrorism Preparedness Coordinator , City of Indianapolis "Terrorists have years to plan their acts of violence, whereas, law enforcement has only minutes to respond and seconds to make the right decisions. The Terrorism Response: Field Guide for Law Enforcement provides a logically displayed, quick reference for taking the correct responsive action. I highly recommend that every law enforcement officer carry one on duty." Steven T. Kernes, Director, Pacific Northwest Law Enforcement Training Center " In the demanding and changing world of public safety this field guide is a must read for all public safety officers. It goes beyond the response to terror and addresses on the scene crises management procedures in a clear, concise manner. It is a great tool for the working officer." William F. Walsh, Ph.D., Director, Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville

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Paul M. Maniscalco is an Adjunct Assistant Professor with The George Washington University and a Deputy Chief Paramedic for one of the largest urban EMS systems in the world. His previous commands include: Field Response, Command and Management assignments in the Communications Division, Training Division, Field Services Bureau, Office of the Chief of Operations and Commander of the Special Operations Division. Chief Maniscalco has over 25 years of Public Safety response, supervisory and management experience. During his tenure he has had the responsibility of responding to and managing a wide array of events ranging from aviation & rapid transit emergencies, natural disasters to civil disturbances and acts of terrorism. Chief Maniscalco has also been engaged in command roles for managing special events such as dignitary visits, national political conventions and a wide variety of mass gatherings.

Paul has lectured extensively and is widely published in academic & professional journals on Emergency Medical Service, fire service, special operations, public safety and national security issues. He is the co-author of the Brady textbook The EMS Incident Management System: EMS Operations for Mass Casualty and High Impact Incidents, a contributing author to the Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institutes Hype or Reality? The 'New Terrorism' and Mass Casualty Attacks, the US Fire Administrations Guide to Developing and Managing an Emergency Service Infection Control Program, National Fire Service Incident Management System Consortiums Model Procedures Guide for Emergency Medical Incidents, First Edition, International Federation of Red Cross / Red Crescent Societies and Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health - Center for Disaster and Refugee Studies Public Health Guide for Emergencies and also the co-author of Understanding Terrorism and Managing the Consequences (Prentice Hall / Brady).

Chief Maniscalco is a member of the Department of Defense, Defense Science Board, Transnational Threat Study and the Homeland Defense - Chemical Weapons Task Force; the Department of Defense, Interagency Board (IAB) EMS/Medical Working Group and an Advisor to the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency ENCOMPASS project. Additionally, Maniscalco holds an appointment to the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government and Department of Justice Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness, a three-year panel examining the issues of responding to acts of terrorism. He is also an appointee to the United States Congressionally mandated National Panel to Assess Domestic Preparedness (Gilmore Commission) and sits as the Chairman of the State and Local Response Panel.

Paul M. Maniscalco earned his Baccalaureate degree in Public Administration -- Public Health & Safety from the City University of New York, a Master of Public Administration - Foreign Policy & National Security from the New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He is presently a candidate for a Doctoral Degree in Organizational Behavior with a focus on disaster management.

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This Field Guide provides the basic information necessary for every officer when combating terrorism. It includes information on chemical, biological, radiological, explosives and cyber-terrorism as well as response procedures, decontamination, and crime scene operations.

The Quick Reference section pulls together the most useful government guidelines, recommendations, and protection requirements all under one cover. It decodes terrorism acronyms and provides a comprehensive glossary.

A free CD Rom is included on Anthrax and Bioterrorism. It covers Infection, Symptoms & Treatment, History, Bioweapon Threat, Question & Answer and Current Information and Links. It was developed in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Army.

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