19Jan 2022 by
Analyze the roles local and state government agencies/departments play in preparing for and responding to terrorist threat or attack.
In a 35 page paper, research your local office of emergency management and/or Emergency Operations Center (most counties, municipalities, and universities have these departments). Interview someone from one of these agencies (via phone, in-person, or via email) and discuss the following:
For what specific threats (man-made or natural) has their agency prepared? (There will likely be different focuses in different areas of the country.)
How have they partnered with other local government agencies (i.e., law enforcement, EMS, school district, etc.)?
How have they partnered with private organizations within their community?
To what extent do they partner with federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security?
How do they engage their community in preparing for and preventing natural and/or man-made disasters?
Minimum Submission Requirements
This Assessment should be a Microsoft Word (minimum 350 words) document, in addition to the title and reference pages.
Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts, topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions. Your submission should be highly organized, logical, and focused.
Your submission must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, and grammar and mechanics.
Your submission should provide a clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose.
Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
A separate page at the end of your submission should contain a list of references, in APA format. Use your textbook, the Library, and the internet for research.
Be sure to cite both in-text and reference list citations where appropriate and reference all sources. Your sources and content should follow proper APA citation style. Review the writing resources for APA formatting and citation found in Academic Tools. Additional writing resources can be found within the Academic Success Center.
Your submission should:
include a cover sheet;
be typed in Times New Roman, 12 -point font;
include correct citations
be written in Standard English with no spelling or punctuation errors; and
include correct references at the bottom of the last page.
If work submitted for this competency assessment does not meet the minimum submission requirements, it will be returned without being scored.
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