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The United States Department of Justice, through the Bureau of Justice Assistance released a report on pandemic flu, on which Dr. Kate is an author.
The Role of Law Enforcement in Public Health Emergencies: Special Considerations for an All-Hazards Approach.
This monograph outlines key concerns that law enforcement officials must address in preparation for a virus-caused pandemic and other public health emergencies and identifies issues that may arise in the department's "all-hazards" approach. The document has three main sections: (1) preparing the department (e.g., maintaining operational continuity), (2) protecting the officers (e.g., educating them about transmission, vaccination, and treatment), and (3) protecting the community (e.g., maintaining public order).