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FEMA Hosts Law Enforcement Roundtable

December 1, 2021

On Nov. 15, FEMA held a virtual roundtable discussion with national law enforcement and public safety
executive directors and subject matter experts. The purpose of the roundtable was to strengthen FEMA’s
Office of Law Enforcement Engagement and Integration
relationship with its law enforcement and public
safety partners to mitigate climate impacts and build resilience. HAPCOA’s Executive Director Anthony
Chapa participated in this event.

The discussions discussed climate impacts on response and recovery operations. The National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration provided subject matter expertise on unprecedented climate trends and
resources.

Attendees represented the diversity of fields within law enforcement and public safety.
Participants for the event include:

  • The International Association of Chiefs of Police.
  • International Organization of Airport and Seaport Police.
  • International Association of Campus of Law Enforcement Administrators.
  • National Association of Attorneys General.
  • National Association of School Resource Officers.
  • American Correctional Association.
  • National Animal Care & Control Association.
  • Small & Rural Law Enforcement Executives, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.
  • Historically Black Colleges & Universities Law Enforcement Association.
  • Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Women in Federal Law Enforcement.
  • Major Cities Chiefs Association.
  • National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives.
  • Hispanic American Police Commanders Association.
  • Utah Police Officers Association.
  • Washington DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

FEMA attendees included:

  • The Center for Domestic Preparedness.
  • US Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy.
  • Office of Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation.
  • DHS Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships.
  • Office of Disability Integration and Coordination.
  • Office of External Affairs.

DHS attendees included leadership from the Office of State and Local Law Enforcement.

FEMA will host a larger roundtable with law enforcement, public safety executives and emergency
management leadership in spring 2022 to further the discussion of closing national capability gaps and
continuous improvement in the delivery of services.

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