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NEMA, in cooperation with the Major City Chiefs and the Major County Sheriffs' Association, and National Sheriffs Association developed the first EMAC Tips for Law Enforcement document in 2006 after utilization of law enforcement during the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons.

The tips were updated after incorporating lessons learned from 2016 and 2017. 

You can download the PDF companion document here:   pdf Tips For Law Enforcement Deployments (7.87 MB)  or learn by exploring the the online interactive resource (also accessable by selecting the image on the left).

  • Do police officers have powers of arrest under EMAC? +

    Requesting States may indeed authorize law enforcement personnel to possess power of arrest in their states.

    There are two requirements for this to be valid.

    1. The REQ-A must stipulate this power.

    2. The law enforcement personnel must be sworn in upon arrival in the Requesting State.

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