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AOJ Policy Committee Update

The Administration of Justice Policy Committee met yesterday and the main topic of the meeting was how counties can prepare to respond to domestic terrorist’s attacks or work-place violence.

The committee heard presentations from the San Bernardino Office of Emergency Service Manager, Mike Antonucci and the California Office of Emergency Service’s Director Mark Ghilarducci.  Their presentation focused on the response to the December 2, 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino County.  They talked about the collaboration between state, county, city and federal government and focused on key elements counties should be focused on when a terrorist attack occurs.  A real focus on lesson learned.

The second presentation focused on how counties can prepare for the next situation whether it be a school shooting, terrorist attack, or other disaster.  The Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern, gave an incredible presentation on the Urban Shield Training Exercise that prepares public safety agencies and first responders in catastrophic events.  The Sheriff explained the complex and comprehensive training that all counties can participate in if they are looking to train their first responders and public safety teams. 

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