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UK Police Department Hosts Free Course on Emergency Preparedness

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 30, 2011) — The University of Kentucky Police Department is hosting a training course in emergency preparedness in collaboration with the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).  The course is free and will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, July 19-21, in Room 206 of the UK Student Center.

The course, titled "Managing Critical Incidents for Higher Education Institutions:  A Multi-Disciplinary, Community Approach," trains participants in the skills necessary to effectively manage a critical incident.  Those taking the course will learn an all-hazards, multidisciplinary command and management team approach as described in the National Incident Management System's (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS) and Multi-agency Coordination Systems (MACS). The course focuses on response to incidents on higher education campuses.

Those who complete the course will possess a working knowledge of defined roles and responsibilities and how those integrate into a unified command for incidents such as terrorism or other weather-related or man-made casualty events.

To register for the course, visit the IACLEA website and use "officer&ics" as the registration password.  For more information contact Jack Leonard with IACLEA at

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