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Law Enforcement Emergency

Administrative Law

28 CFR § 65.70(a) [28 CFR PART 65—EMERGENCY FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE]

(a) Law enforcement emergency.
The term law enforcement emergency is defined by the Act as an uncommon situation which requires law enforcement, which is or threatens to become of serious or epidemic proportions, and with respect to which state and local resources are inadequate to protect the lives and property of citizens, or to enforce the criminal law. The Act specifically excludes the following situations when defining “law enforcement emergency”:
(1) The perceived need for planning or other activities related to crowd control for general public safety projects; and,
(2) A situation requiring the enforcement of laws associated with scheduled public events, including political convention and sports events.