Via CRYPTOME: http://www.majorcitieschiefs.org/pdfpublic/LEDT_Report_FINAL.pdf inside, " Responding to a domestic disaster in an all-hazards approach is a key focus of local, State and Federal organizations. Hurricane Katrina highlighted the fact that a significant or catastrophic incident can quickly overwhelm the ability of local jurisdictions to carry out basic public safety functions. In extreme cases, entire regions can be left without any law enforcement services at all. A national plan would include teams that are trained, equipped, and ready for near-immediate dispatch. The structure of such a system should build on the success of similar program, such as US&R and DMAT. Divided according to existing FEMA regions, teams should be scalable, flexible, and self-supporting for a specific period of time. Team members should carry weapons, and have the authority to detain or arrest and use force, including deadly force, if necessary. They should operate with the same rights and immunities of officers in the affected state. LEDTs should also have ready access to the widest possible array of resources pre-positioned around the country to make them readily transportable to the incident site. The command structure should follow the National Incident Management System (NIMS), where the teams take their missions through the Unified Command Structure and the on-site incident commander. The teams should most likely leverage the EMAC system. These state-to-state compacts, which exist under the non-profit National Emergency Management Association (NEMA), cover liability, the honoring of law enforcement credentials from state to state, and financial reimbursement. However, there is a need to streamline existing EMAC procedures to enable the rapid deployment of LEDTs. " LEDT Components A Law Enforcement Deployment Team: May provide both response and recovery as well as prevention and protection support. The teams should be... Established consistent with FEMA regions. Comprised of no more than 500 personnel each, in modular components. Provide essential law enforcement support (e.g. patrol and crowd control). Provide advanced and specialized skills (e.g. SWAT). Include related emergency support personnel (e.g. communi- cations, logistics) capabilities. Stand alone as self-sufficient units capable of sustained op- erations for 14 days. Arrive at the disaster site with all necessary equipment (weapons, PPE, interoperable communications). Consist of modular components enabling complete teams or individual components to be deployed from multiple regions. Display standardized credentials and uniform identification that is recognized by all authorities. Typed to meet minimum training, experience, equipment and performance standards. Report to the local Incident Commander, consistent with the NIMS and ICS. Deployed pursuant to EMAC requests for assistance and reimbursements.