United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

T5 Enhancing Law Enforcement Tactical Responses to Commercial Nuclear Power Reactor Sites

This session will focus on the current effort to integrate and further improve law enforcement tactical response to commercial nuclear power reactor sites.  The NRC is partnering with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, State and local governments, the Nuclear Energy Institute, and the nuclear power reactor industry to develop and implement enhancements to existing security and emergency response requirements.

The focus of these enhancements is developing the law enforcement tactical response to a beyond-design-basis threat security incident at commercial nuclear power reactor sites by: 1) ensuring law enforcement agencies are current regarding sites’ priorities and actions for protecting public health and safety, 2) confirming sites’ awareness of law enforcement tactical response paradigms, and the potential adverse consequences that uncoordinated law enforcement actions can have on site priorities, 3) preparing site personnel and law enforcement tactical responders to cooperatively accomplish objectives they are likely to encounter as first responders to an attack, and 4) aligning sites’ priorities and actions with nearby law enforcement tactical response capabilities and resources.  The panel presentations are expected to include relevant historical background, organizational roles and responsibilities, lessons learned, and information on the short- and long-term goals of the initiative.


  • Michael Layton, Deputy Director, Division of Security Policy, NSIR/NRC



  • John Tomlinson, Consultant, Division of Security Policy, NSIR/NRC tel: 301-415-0071, e-mail: John.Tomlinson@nrc.gov


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