Planning for the unplanned

     There are only two things an officer can be sure of when it comes to mutual aid requests: (1) An officer never knows when the call will come; and (2) Assisting another agency during an emergency is anything but routine.      Mutual aid...


     Mutual aid deployments are necessary and often create tremendous training opportunities. It pays to plan ahead for the next unplanned out-of-town trip.

     Lindsey Bertomen is a retired police officer who teaches Administration of Justice at Hartnell College in Salinas, California.

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