Request for Comments on National Response Framework (DRAFT)

Greetings All; Earlier this week, IACP met with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Secretary Michael Jackson to discuss the strategy to be contained in the attached draft National Response Framework (NRF). At the meeting’s conclusion the deputy secretary requested that IACP share the draft NRF with our membership so that they could review the document and provide DHS with their comments. As you may know, according to DHS the NRF is a guide to how the nation conducts all-hazards incident response. It is built upon flexible, scalable and adaptable coordinating structures to align key roles and responsibilities across the nation, linking all levels of government and private sector businesses and nongovernmental organizations. It is intended to capture specific authorities and best practices for managing incidents The purpose of this e-mail is to request you review the draft and provide IACP with your questions, comments or recommendations. This review and comment period is critical to ensuring views and concerns of the law enforcement community are addressed in the NRF. Once we receive your comments, staff will compile and consolidate them into a single document which will be submitted on behalf of the IACP. DHS has requested that all comments be received within 30 days, therefore we need to receive your comments by Wednesday, October 3, 2007 in order to allow sufficient time for review and document submission.. Please provide your comments to Joel Leson at leson@theiacp.org. Contact us with questions regarding the NPF. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Jim McMahon Deputy Executive Director/Chief of Staff

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