Article Out Loud - Integrating Law Enforcement & Emergency Management

An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, January 21, 2015.

When a tornado touches down, a school is under fire, or another disaster strikes, patrol officers often are the first response personnel at the scene. In addition to their traditional crime-fighting roles, patrol officers must be able to manage an incident until more support arrives, which requires additional training for these officers and more collaboration within the community.

Narrated by Randy Vivian.

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Lewis Eakins
Lewis Eakins

Lewis Eakins, CPP, has over 30 years of law enforcement, private investigations, and security consulting experience. He currently serves as the chief of police and director of public safety at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, where he also teaches Introduction to Emergency Management. He formerly served as the assistant chief of police at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, and as a captain with the METRO Transit Police in the same city. He began his law enforcement career as a reserve police officer with the Huntsville Police Department. He has an M.S. degree in Security Management from Bellevue University. He is currently writing his Ph.D. dissertation in Homeland Security Policy & Coordination at Walden University and can be contacted at



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