(1) minimize loss of life, injury and property damage; and (2) minimize any interruption of or interference with calls for service during emergencies.
This series of standard operating procedures is intended to provide for a safe, practical and flexible direction of operations to: __ and __.
Local emergency readiness
___ is the ability to conduct coordinated operations in emergency situations, maximizing the use of both, existing governmental assets and resources from non-governmental interests that have emergency management responsibilities and capabilities.
Emergency Management Coordinator
Hurricane plans and procedures shall be reviewed annually and updated as needed. This will be the responsibility of the ___ of the Tampa Police Department or his/her designee.3 These plans will then be forwarded to the City of Tampa's Emergency Management Director.
Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery
Comprehensive Emergency Management (CEM): This concept, as adopted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), consists of the following:
Activities, which actually eliminate or reduce the likelihood of occurrence or effects of an emergency.
Planning activities that address how to increase available resources for an effective response in the event of an emergency.
Activities that provide emergency assistance to victims and reduce the likelihood of secondary damage.
The final phase of emergency management which continues until all systems return to normal, or as near to normal as can reasonably be expected under the existing conditions.
Any natural, technological, or civil emergency that causes damage of sufficient severity and magnitude to result in the declaration of a state of emergency by a county, the Governor, or the President of the United States.
A disaster that will require massive state and federal assistance, including immediate military involvement.
A disaster that will likely exceed local capabilities and require a broad range of state and federal assistance.
A disaster that is likely to be within the response capabilities of local government and to result in only a minimal need for state or federal assistance.
Division Of Emergency Management:
The State of Florida's Division of Emergency Management (DEM), located within the Florida Department of Community Affairs in Tallahassee,
Any occurrence, or threat thereof, whether natural, technological, or man-made, in war or in peace, which results or may result in substantial injury or harm to the population or substantial damage to or loss of property.
Field Force Concept:
Designed to provide rapid, organized and disciplined response to civil disorder, crowd control or other tactical situations. A Mass Incident Response Team (MIRT) is comprised of all ROC Officers and ROC Lieutenants and is led by one designated Captain. Additionally, the MIRT may be assisted by the Aviation Unit or other specialized units.
A dangerous event or circumstance that may potentially lead to an emergency or disaster.
An emergency caused by an action against persons or society including, but not limited to, enemy attack, sabotage, terrorism, civil unrest, or other action impairing the orderly administration of government.
An emergency caused by a natural event, including, but not limited to, a hurricane, storm, tornado, flood, drought or earthquake.
An emergency caused by a technological failure or accident including, but not limited to, an explosion, transportation accident, radiological accident, or chemical or other hazardous material incident.
Florida Department Of Community Affairs, Division of Emergency Management (DEM)
Maintains the State of Florida PEACETIME EMERGENCY PLAN. In a civil disturbance, the DEM has exclusive responsibility for the coordination of NON-LAW ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES.
Florida Department Of Law Enforcement (FDLE):
Coordinates state law enforcement resources in a civil disturbance (Chapter 23, F.S.). In cooperation with the DEM, FDLE shall assure the coordination of law enforcement functions with other emergency actions.
Hillsborough County Emergency Planning and Operations:
Located at the Emergency Operations Center, 2711 E. Hanna Avenue, it is responsible for the coordination of local services and NON-LAW ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES.
Field Command Post:
May be either fixed or mobile as determined by the field commanders, near the location of an emergency. Department field command posts shall be activated to provide on-site control, coordination and communications capabilities.
Hillsborough County Emergency Operations Center (EOC): Located at 2711 E. Hanna Avenue, the county EOC coordinates the response and recovery activities among the affected departments during an emergency / disaster of a ___l nature, such as a hurricane or tornado.
When an officer becomes aware of an emergency, he will immediately request the Communications Bureau to dispatch the ___ to the scene.
valuate the situation, and initiate such action
The nearest supervisor will respond to the scene immediately, ___ and ___ as is necessary to restore order or prevent the situation from increasing in size or intensity.
affected shift commander and the Department Emergency Management Coordinator
If order cannot be immediately restored, or it becomes apparent that the situation might escalate in size or intensity, the supervisor will request the Communications Bureau to notify the ___ and ___ of the situation and to dispatch the senior field supervisor to the scene. The affected shift commander will then notify the division commander that an emergency exists.
Any emergency, which curtails immediate response to calls for service, and requires the utilization of personnel from all districts situational control. is initiated by the shift commander of the affected district.
Any emergency which curtails immediate response to calls for service and requires all on-duty personnel, with the exception of those necessary to handle priority calls for service, to respond to the scene and is initiated by an assistant chief or higher authority. The Police Department Emergency Operations Center may be activated.
Any emergency which prevents response to calls for service, cannot be controlled by all on-duty personnel, requires the recall of off-duty personnel, and causes the activation of Alpha/Bravo shifts. The sheriff's office will be requested to handle priority calls for service outside the emergency area and is initiated by an assistant chief or higher authority. The Police Department Emergency Operations Center will be activated. All staff officers will assume their emergency management assignments.
Any emergency beyond the control of the City of Tampa. The Governor may be requested to assume direct operational control of the emergency and initiate any requests for federal assistance and is initiated by the Chief of Police.
Whenever it is determined that an emergency exists which poses a threat to the health, safety and welfare of people within the city of Tampa, and order cannot immediately be restored, the ___ shall initially notify the division commander of the situation. The ___ shall ensure that the chief of police, members of the general staff and the Emergency Management Coordinator are notified of existing conditions.
Affected Shift Commander
Notify the Communications Bureau supervisor and the unaffected district shift commander of the operational phase.
Shift Commander will: Assign an officer as an ___. The aide will establish and maintain an incident log. The incident log will reflect a chronological sequence of events and will include:
senior field supervisor
The ___ of the affected district shall: 1. Direct all field operations within the problem area until such time as relieved by the assigned operations officer;
Field Command Posts
___ should: a. Be located near the problem area; but safely away from all hazards; b. Have adequate space for assembly of personnel, vehicles and equipment; c. Have restroom facilities nearby; and d. Ensure telephone availability.
Major of the Special Support Division
Upon designation of a Phase III emergency, the following assignments will be in effect: The ___ will serve as the City of Tampa Emergency Operations Commander (EOC), and will direct all administrative and support functions.
assistant chief of operations
Upon designation of a Phase III emergency, the following assignments will be in effect: The ___ or his/her designee will serve as the operations officer and direct all field operations.
The Criminal Investigations Division
Upon designation of a Phase III emergency, the following assignments will be in effect: ___ commander will be responsible for the investigation of all homicides and other priority investigations.
The ___ and the Criminal Investigations Division commander will serve as field commanders.
Special Support Division
The ___ commander will be responsible for: a. Establishing and staffing a personnel
Criminal Intelligence Bureau
The ___ commander will be responsible for: a. Identifying dissident groups and their leaders;
Sergeants, corporals, and detectives may be assigned as squad leaders and assistant squad leaders. Total strength of a squad will be __ officers.
Squads will be assigned at least four portable radios, two shotguns, and if an assignment is mobile, three __.
crime scene technicians
A platoon shall be comprised of three to six Field Force Squads, a team of ___, a platoon leader, an assistant platoon leader and an administrative aide.
___ and lieutenants will be assigned as platoon leaders and assistant platoon leaders, respectively.
wagon or van
Each platoon will be assigned one ___ for prisoner transportation.
Managers and supervisors assigned specific emergency management responsibilities will be trained ___.
Equipment utilized for emergency management situations will be inspected ___ for operational readiness.