Policing amid coronavirus

COVID-19 potentially poses a substantial threat to American law enforcement as the disease continues to spread


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COVID-19 potentially poses a substantial threat to American law enforcement as the disease continues to spread across the country. The most vulnerable to serious illness – and even death – are currently elderly people with a pre-existing weakened immune system. However, the emergence into the national narrative of the worldwide pandemic provides an opportunity to remember that other threats pose a significant danger, and to recall that some simple steps can prevent succumbing to infectious disease.

In this podcast segment, Jim and Doug discuss the ways in which officers and agencies can protect themselves from an array of infectious diseases carried by individuals they contact when on patrol.

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