Law enforcement agencies often need to conduct investigations within hospitals in the wake of an emergency, or in advance of high-profile events or dignitary visits. This tool addresses coordination among law enforcement/investigative agencies and hospitals under these and other scenarios. It offers guidance on ongoing hospital communication with local law enforcement, strategies for securing your facility, and recommended actions for specific events. The recommendations allow investigative personnel to respond efficiently and effectively, minimizing disruption of patient care and ensuring the safety of patients and staff.

The tool, which is the result of conversations with representatives from the New York City Police Department, will likely be of interest to leadership in the following areas: clinical leadership, emergency department, emergency management, pre-hospital care, public affairs, and security.