Sheriff's Office

Posted on: February 25, 2016

Sheriff Participates in U.S. Army War College Program

Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins is participating in a program sponsored by the U.S. Army War College Homeland Defense and Security Issues Group in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The year-long program, “Defense Support to Civilian Law Enforcement” is a study of the relationship between the military and the law enforcement community in times of extreme crisis. Through a series of workshops, the study is examining potential relationships between the U.S. Army and law enforcement during major catastrophes that are long in duration and widespread in impact, across many local and state jurisdictions.

The Army prepares for all possible missions, and among them may be major natural disasters and other extreme national security events that overtax the capabilities and capacities of local, state, and traditional law enforcement agencies. Such scenarios are characterized by destruction that would be extensive, extended over long periods of time, and widespread. These types of missions call for institutional relationships and planning far beyond the norm. The purpose of Army War College is to better understand why and how local communities may find that their local public safety officials require military resources and support. Currently, when civilian authorities request DOD assistance, that Homeland Defense mission is identified as (DSCLEA) Defense Support to Civilian Law Enforcement. Examples include the Republican and Democratic national conventions, and augmentation of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. The military support of law enforcement is executed according to laws that prohibit the active Army from traditional police functions such as arrest, apprehension, and interrogation.

More than 80 participants from across the country will take part in the series of work groups over the course of the program. Each participant was carefully selected based on their subject matter expertise in local, state, and federal law enforcement, and defense support of natural disasters. Sheriff Jenkins recently attended the third such workshop in Washington, D.C., hosted by the U.S. Senate Sergeant-at-Arms on Capitol Hill.

According to Sheriff Jenkins, “The mock scenarios discussed are real world current threats such as long lasting outage of the bulk power system, wide-spread terrorist sponsored attacks, and similar type events that we have never seen before in America. These conversations generate ideas, identify challenges that are compounded to extreme levels, and present both the most logical and extreme solutions to extreme potential problems faced by law enforcement in the days, weeks, and months following an event.” Participants all agree there is a larger question; what is the role of the military in support of law enforcement, exactly where is the intersection between law enforcement and the military, and do the leaders understand that intersection. “These conversations and exercises go hand-in-hand with our Homeland Security planning efforts in the Sheriff’s Office.” Sheriff Jenkins will continue to participate in the periodic work group sessions through the fall of 2016.

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in Sheriff's Office

Meeting Announcement

Posted on: May 13, 2016

Sheriff’s Office Recent Arrests

Posted on: May 12, 2016

Crime Bulletin

Posted on: May 11, 2016

Promotions

Posted on: February 24, 2016

From the Desk of Sheriff Chuck Jenkins

Posted on: February 22, 2016

Alert for Phone Scams

Posted on: February 17, 2016

Controlled Dangerous Substance Arrests

Posted on: February 12, 2016

Promotions and Transfer

Posted on: February 12, 2016

01/29/16 CDS Arrest

Posted on: February 2, 2016

Controlled Dangerous Substance Arrests

Posted on: February 1, 2016

Controlled Dangerous Substance Arrest

Posted on: January 11, 2016

12/31/2015 FATAL CAR CRASH

Posted on: January 4, 2016

FINGERPRINTING SERVICES CLOSED TOMORROW

Posted on: December 23, 2015

Follow Up: Fatal Fire Emmitsburg, MD

Posted on: December 8, 2015

12-7-2015 Fatal Fire/Death Investigation

Posted on: December 7, 2015

HIT AND RUN CRASH

Posted on: December 7, 2015

Theft of Skid Loader Attachment

Posted on: November 25, 2015

Update on Tony's Pizza Robbery

Posted on: November 13, 2015

11-9-15 Tonys Pizza armed robbery

Posted on: November 10, 2015

11/06/15 Armed robbery in Woodsboro

Posted on: November 6, 2015

11/04/15 Phone scam alert

Posted on: November 5, 2015

11/02/15 UPDATE Missing Family

Posted on: November 2, 2015
Missing

10/30/15 Missing Family

Posted on: October 30, 2015
suspects 1 and 2

10/29/15 FSK mall theft suspect

Posted on: October 29, 2015
theft suspect

10/29/15 Theft Suspect

Posted on: October 29, 2015

10/26/15 FOLLOW UP -SUBJECT IDENTIFIED

Posted on: October 26, 2015

10/24/15 Vehicle Accident

Posted on: October 26, 2015

10/20/15 Drug Arrest

Posted on: October 20, 2015

10/19/15 Residential burglary suspects

Posted on: October 19, 2015

10/16/15 Drug arrest

Posted on: October 16, 2015

10/16/15 PetSmart theft arrest

Posted on: October 16, 2015

10-16-15 Drug Arrest

Posted on: October 16, 2015

10/15/15 Drug Distribution Ring Bust

Posted on: October 15, 2015

10/07/15 Shooting Investigation

Posted on: October 8, 2015

10/07/15 Skid Loader Accident

Posted on: October 7, 2015

10/07/15 Heroin Arrest

Posted on: October 7, 2015

10/06/15 Arrest in FSK Mall Thefts

Posted on: October 6, 2015

09/28/15 Vehicle Pursuit Ends in Arrest

Posted on: September 28, 2015

09/25/15 Heroin Arrest

Posted on: September 25, 2015

09/23/15 Burglary Arrests

Posted on: September 23, 2015

09/21/15 Drug arrest

Posted on: September 21, 2015

09/21/15 Firearms discharge investigation

Posted on: September 21, 2015

09/11/15 Amber Alert resolved by FCSO

Posted on: September 11, 2015