A veteran FBI official drew on 30 years of experience with the bureau to talk to local police about managing an "unstructured" crisis — one like the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India, where coordinated shooting and bombing incidents took place across the city formely known as Bombay. While a similar incident has not taken place in the United States, the speaker, Danny Coulson, a retired deputy assistant director for the FBI, spoke at the annual Mid-Hudson Association Chiefs of Police Command Development Training Seminar last week about preparing patrol-level officers to handle such an attack. Coulson emphasized the importance of patrol and school resource officers because they are usually the first law enforcement officials to respond to a crisis. SWAT teams often don't get there until a while later, when it could be too late, he said."The SWAT is not the answer, it's an answer," he said.
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