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Local Preparedness for Terrorism: A View from Law Enforcement

WithJOSEPH F. DONNERMEYER

This chapter examines the views of the law enforcement community concerning critical issues related to local preparedness for possible terrorist incidents. Information is derived from a statewide conference held on domestic preparedness in Ohio. Representatives from law enforcement agencies located in all 88 counties of the state attended the conference and determined a set of top five priority issues in response to four discussion questions: (a) critical equipment needs; (b) critical training needs; (c) critical internal issues; and (d) critical external issues.