The PM Push-Out: Consolidated COVID-19 Law Enforcement News and Updates

March 22, 2020

US Department of Homeland Security

Office for State and Local Law Enforcement COVID-19 News and Updates

Guidance Regarding Financial Services Sector Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

On behalf of U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, please see an important message regarding financial service sector guidance to state and local officials . The financial services sector is ide. The financial services sector is identified as Critical Infrastructure Sector by the Department of Homeland Security (OHS). The attached OHS guidance, dated, March 19, 2020, identifies the essential critical infrastructure workers during the COVID-19 response emergency. Workers across the financial services sector play an important role in supporting the American people and our Nation’s economy. Consistent with the need to ensure access for essential financial services workers, Secretary Mnuchin issued the attached memorandum.  This memorandum points to guidelines from the President and the Department of Homeland Security, which provides guidance to State and local officials as they work to protect their communities while ensuring continuity of critical functions to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.

HOT: Officer Exposure Plan- Procedures for Possible or Confirmed COVID-19 Exposure

Please see the Officer/Personnel Exposure Plan published by the Dallas Police Department. This can be modified to fit your department's individual needs.

Drafting policies like these are important to ensure the minimization of community spread and to protect the law enforcement workforce. 

 

UPDATE: FLETC Operating Status

Below please find an update from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers regarding their current operating status:

"In the best interests of our staff, students, and contractors, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) ceased all on-Center training operations effective upon the conclusion of training Friday, March 20, 2020.  This applies to all FLETC training delivery points. FLETC is working with its Participating Organizations to safely move students off-Center as quickly as possible. No FLETC students or staff members are suspected to have or have tested positive for COVID-19. FLETC is working with its Participating Organizations to resume training when appropriate. "

Combatting Disinformation Campaigns

Your help combatting disinformation campaigns amid COVID-19 is much needed and appreciated. To help combat the false information The DHS Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created a rumor control page dedicated to COVID-19 at https://www.fema.gov/Coronavirus-Rumor-Control.

Additional The Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf has tweeted the below and we would ask that you share with all stakeholders. Please feel free to follow The Acting Secretary to stay up-to-date on important updates to the public.

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