Hazardous Materials Training
The TAG Law Enforcement Task Force was awarded a Homeland Security Grant in 2003. This grant allowed for the funding of equipment and training for twelve law enforcement officers in our region.
This grant was applied for to equip and train law enforcement so they are capable of responding with hazardous material teams to a weapon of mass destruction incident.
The overall goal of this project is to have multi-disciplinary personnel equipped and trained to assist at any hazard site requiring a law enforcement presence.
TAG is the first organized law enforcement unit in the state of Ohio to have all personnel trained as hazardous material technicians.
State & Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT)
In June 2003, TAG personnel attended a five day SLATT course in Orient, Ohio. This course was designed to give the students knowledge of the role played by law enforcement in the investigation of terrorist groups and terrorism incidents.
In June 2004, TAG personnel attended an advanced 2 day train the trainer course at the Northeast Counter-Drug Training Center in Pennsylvania. This course was designed to assist the investigator/instructor in providing his/her knowledge on terrorism to other law enforcement personnel.
Terrorism Awareness & Prevention Training (TAP)
STATE OF OHIO SECURITY TASK FORCE
Bob Taft, Governor
In November, TAG Law Enforcement Task Force attended the Terrorism Awareness and Prevention (TAP) training. Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Governor Taft established the State of Ohio Security Task Force. The Task Force coordinates efforts to prevent, identify and respond to terrorist activities against potential Ohio targets.
A few Task Force accomplishments include:
Emergency Response Systems
Personal Protective Equipment for First Responders
Community Preparedness Presentations, like TAP, for Citizens
What is TERRORISM?
Terrorism is the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government or civilian population or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.
- use of force or violence
- against people or property
- to intimidate or coerce
- government or citizens
- for political or social objectives
How is TERRORISM funded?
- Charities & Businesses
What can I do to Help?
- Be a participant, not a spectator, in safety and security.
- Be aware of your surroundings—all the time.
4. Places of Worship
5. Travel & Leisure
Recognize what’s out of place or unusual. Report it!
How to protect children?
Teach children important contact numbers and explain 9-1-1.
Establish safe places for children and teens to go during an emergency.
Review Crisis Plans for Schools
1. School-based Emergency Management Teams
2. Basic supplies like food, water and first aid
3. Strategy for reuniting students with families
Talk with youth about their questions or fears.
If your organization or community would like to learn more about Terrorism Awareness & Prevention please contact TAG at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (330) 6757890 for more information.