New Spider Web App Helps Officers Reply To Environmental Crises



A novel spider web app was developed past times LEMIT to aid buy the farm along officers condom when responding to environmental crises.

The Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) developed a spider web application for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to aid buy the farm along police delineate enforcement officers condom when responding to environmental crises inward the field.

The “Always Play it SAFE” application is designed to heighten the mightiness of police delineate enforcement in addition to populace security officials to response safely to incidents of potential or suspected environmental crimes in addition to hazardous materials. It provides data on emergency response, security equipment, resources, in addition to scene documentation. The application, which was developed inward partnership with LEMIT, Sam Houston State University in addition to Sunflower Systems, is available inward the IACP spider web site at

“It has been an laurels to operate amongst truthful experts inward the champaign to aid develop this much-needed tool for the get-go response community,” said Andrea Hoke. “In this business, all also oftentimes an officer’s personal security is ignored to aid protect those they serve. We promise this app volition convey awareness to those officers.” The spider web application focuses on the wellness in addition to security of police delineate enforcement officers in addition to the dangers of exposure to chemical, biological, in addition to radioactive materials. It provides data on how to protect in addition to save bear witness in addition to the potential demeanour on of environmental crisis on human health, the environment, in addition to wildlife.

Among the features of the application are:

  • Emergency response: Provides full general data on responding to an surround emergency in addition to identifies potential impacts on wildlife, transportation, industry, residents, agriculture, in addition to from unsafe drugs
  • Safety equipment: Offers recommendations in addition to considerations on the role of protective equipment past times police delineate enforcement officers
  • Resource information: Provides a listing of complimentary applications, links to HazMat response sites, in addition to contacts for state in addition to federal agencies equally good equally standardized forms in addition to documents used to response to environmental emergencies
  • Scene Documentation: Offers steps for responding to in addition to documenting an environmental hazards scene, including sketches, photography, label identification, in addition to bear witness collection to minimize effects on people, the surround in addition to wildlife

The projection is an outgrowth of Project EnCriPT (Environmental Crime Program Training) at LEMIT, a plan to educate civil in addition to criminal enforcement professionals at the local, state in addition to tribal score inward responding to environmental issues. The project, which was funded past times the Environmental Protection Agency, provides online in addition to hands-on courses to police delineate enforcement officer, investigators, sanitarians, in addition to code enforcers.

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