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Team Approach to Security

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville, Montgomery County, and Fort Campbell took a leap forward to improve the security of our community and support a team approach for security efforts. The Clarksville Police Department in conjunction with the local Emergency Management Agency hosted a training seminar for approximately 30 employees from federal, state, county, and city agencies.

John Sisario, Texas Engineering Extension Service, instructing employees. (CPD-Jim Knoll)

John Sisario, Texas Engineering Extension Service, instructing employees. (CPD-Jim Knoll)

This was the second part of a comprehensive four day Department of Homeland Security training program designed to provide jurisdictions with the tools necessary to conduct threat and risk assessments for terrorism/all hazards incidents. The training focused on the jurisdictional process for determining the ability to respond to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive, and all-hazards events.

The participants also were instructed on the development of needs assessments to fill shortfalls/gaps which were identified.  Once the representatives from the agencies were taught to conduct the threat/risk assessment, they were afforded the opportunity to use their new founded skills.

They conducted on-site risk and threat assessment inspections at various locations throughout Clarksville using the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency risk management process. The participants identified threats and hazards to the sites, identified vulnerabilities, the consequences of terrorist threats, and man-made and natural hazards are estimated, and then options were identified for methods for reductions of those identified shortfalls.

Everyone walked away with new skills which will enhance the safety of our community.


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