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Law Enforcement: COVID-19 Resources

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Since this is a continually-evolving topic, one approach is to consider research done on previous pandemics and how that relates to our current sitution.

A search in the library's catalog for "COVID-19" AND "law enforcement" may not return many results since this is such a new topic.

Instead, try searching for other terms including the names of other recent pandemics:

Alternately, try searching for the topic that you are trying to address:

A sample search: Pandemic AND "law enforcement" returns some promising results that could be applied to the current situation, including:

  • Colwell, Lee. "The Pandemic Influenza Plan: Implications for Local Law Enforcement." Sheriff 58, no. 1 (2006): 21-23. Catalog record (online access)
  • Garrett, Ronnie. "Pandemic Prep." Law Enforcement Technology 37, no. 8 (2010): 8-14. Catalog record (online access)
  • McKain, Gini. "Proper Planning Prevents Pandemic Nightmare." Sheriff 61, no. 6 (2009): 10-16. Catalog record (online access)
  • Pilgrim, Bob. "Policing a Pandemic." Police 33, no. 6 (2009): 48. Catalog record (online access)
  • United States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Preparing for Pandemic Influenza : Recommendations for Protocol Development for 9-1-1 Personnel and Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) : Task : National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza : Implementation Plan ; EMS Pandemic Influenza Guidelines for Statewide Adoption : Task : National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza. Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Dept. of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2007. Catalog record (online access)

Internet Resources

Resources in IACPnet

Access to IACPnet is restricted to students currently enrolled in Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command. Students must log in to access the following resources.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Eligible Emergency Protective Measures

Consistent with the President's national emergency declaration for the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on March 13, 2020, FEMA urges officials to, without delay, take appropriate actions that are necessary to protect public health and safety pursuant to public health guidance and conditions and capabilities in their jurisdictions. Document 652860

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COVID-19 Resources from Northwestern

The  Galter Health Science Research Library's guide on COVID-19 is focused primarily on resources for medical professionals, but all researchers may find the Keep Current section relevant for trustworthy, reliable current resources.