Friday, October 17, 2014

Explosives Roundtable

On June 12 2014, The Preparedness Leadership Council International (PLC) hosted a roundtable discussion in Washington, D.C., at the United States Park Police Anacostia Operations Facility. Charles Guddemi, a federal law enforcement officer, led the discussion on “Explosives ‘Left of Boom’,” which addressed topics related to preventing, detecting, and deterring incidents involving improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Based on that discussion, surveys were sent to members of the preparedness community as well as the public to find out how they define success in terms of IEDs, which investments they believe should be made, how they perceive current and future threats, and perhaps most importantly how they weigh protection versus privacy.

"When those towers went down, the earth shook on both islands…. And now, most of us spend all of our waking and sleeping hours defending our liberties." – Charles Guddemi (referring to New York after the 9/11 attacks).

Preparedness Leadership Council International Report: Explosives "Left of Boom"

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Officers Complete Motor Training School

Motor Officer Robert Steenland demonstrates cone course

The United States Park Police (USPP) hosted a 2-week Motor training school for law enforcement officers.

Riders from U.S. Park Police, Rockville City PD, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD, North Carolina successfully completed an advanced riding program consisting of obstacle courses, cone courses, speed drills, and power breaking maneuvers.

A graduation ceremony took place on October 3, 2014, at the Anacostia Operations Facility in Washington, DC.

Officer Carl Hiott of the U.S. Park Police received acknowledgement for obtaining the highest combined score on the written test and two timed cone courses.

Ofc. Hiott (center) is congratulated for obtaining top score during Motor Training School. Left -Right Lt. T. Reid, Ofc. E. Sinkeldam, Capt. S. Booker, Ofc. D. Fowler, Major J. Burks, Ofc. R. Steenland and Lt. M. Adamchik

CONTOMS Ceremony

Allen Yee and Chris Harding, Chesterfield Fire, Ric Smith, Buckley Fire, James Laska, U.S. Park Police, Erica Carney, Washington University EMS Physician
   On September 26, 2014, the United States Park Police hosted the 117th Counter Narcotics Terrorism Operational Medical Support (CONTOMS) Graduation Ceremony at the Anacostia Operations Facility in Washington, DC.

Forty-six (46) members from various agencies partnered together for a one-week EMT-Tactical (EMT-T) Course.

The course consisted of a 56-hour continuing education module for providers who are already trained at the EMT-B level or higher.

The training included classroom work, practical skills laboratories, and a Field Training Exercise (FTX).

Topics covered include:

• Medical Threat Assessment

• Downed Officer Rescue

• Care Under Fire

• Special Equipment and Kits

• Toxic Hazards

• Medical Support of Specific Operations

The History of CONTOMS