A Day Without Water: A Law Enforcement Perspective

Keay, Katrina
January 2013
Sheriff;Jan/Feb2013, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p72
The author discusses the roles of law enforcement officials during water emergencies in the U.S. It notes that law enforcement officials may be responsible for securing and protecting damaged assets to allow utility personnel to focus on system repairs. It suggests the need for officials to understand the roles of water utility personnel as emergency responders. It indicates that officials will lead efforts to protect crime scenes and collect and analyze evidence.


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