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Policing in an Era of Homeland Security

Willard M. Oliver

Publication Date - 14 August 2019

ISBN: 9780190641672

256 pages
7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

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Now published by Oxford University Press, this cutting-edge text--providing real-world content for homeland security, policing, and terrorism courses--gives students a framework for understanding the police role in a homeland security environment


Policing in an Era of Homeland Security--now fully updated at a student-friendly price--offers a fuller understanding of how the concept of Homeland Security developed, what it means for the police, and where within the scope of a national Homeland Security framework the police fit.

The first part of the book provides historical context about the era of policing since the 9/11 attacks, the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, and the expansive scope of the DHS. The second part of the book reviews the strategy of homeland security as it relates to state and local policing; the operational level concepts as they apply to policing and homeland security; and the tactical level methods and training necessary for police to achieve the goals and objectives of homeland security. Policing in an Era of Homeland Security offers coverage of first responder content, including disaster preparedness and incident command system information, and includes current events and policy initiatives in homeland security that relate to policing. This up-to-date, cutting-edge resource is designed to be used in a variety of policing related courses, including community policing, contemporary policing, advanced policing, intelligence-led policing, and homeland security policing, and as a supplement in homeland security and terrorism courses.

About the Author(s)

Willard M. Oliver is Professor in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University. He is a former police officer and a retired Military Police Officer.


"Oliver's approach is exciting and refreshing because he discusses what contemporary policing is about, without neglecting the importance of collaborations among other criminal justice entities, and how the community has a role in maintaining safety for individual communities and the homeland."--Richard C. Helfers, University of Texas at Tyler

"I like the direction that Oliver provides, specifically his intent to clarify any misconceptions about Homeland Security and its relevance as a law enforcement necessity. The format flows very nicely and the approach is both professional and current."--Frank E. Jones, New England College

"Oliver's writing style is very informative and Oliver is clearly knowledgeable and accomplished."--Lynne L. Snowden, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Table of Contents


    Part 1: Police and Homeland Security

    Chapter 1. The Origin of the New Era

    The Threat-Al Qaeda
    The Attack - September 11, 2001
    The Response - September 11, 2001
    Understanding the Threat
    Understanding the Attack
    Understanding the Response

    Chapter 2. History of Policing and Homeland Security
    History of Homeland Security
    The Four Eras of Policing
    The Five Models of Policing

    Chapter 3. The Development of Homeland Security
    Office of Homeland Security
    U.S.A. P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act 2001
    The Homeland Security Act 2002
    Department of Homeland Security
    Homeland Security & State and Local Police

    Part II: Policing for Homeland Security

    Chapter 4. Police Strategy for Homeland Security

    Strategies for Homeland Security
    Developing a National Homeland Security Strategy for Police
    IACPS's Principles for a Nationally Coordinated Homeland Security Strategy
    Homeland Security Best Practices-ICMA
    Strategies for Local Law Enforcement-COPS & PERF
    A Framework to Prepare for Terrorist Threats
    Homeland Security and Community Policing as Strategy
    A Cohesive Strategy for Homeland Security

    Chapter 5. Police Operations for Homeland Security
    Police Operations for Homeland Security
    Police Operational Methods for Homeland Security

    Chapter 6. Police Tactics for Homeland Security
    Tactics Defined
    Threat Awareness
    Police Response

    About the Author

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