PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
ATTN: MCPOA Membership
OF THE COUNTY OF MONTEREY
[DBA MONTEREY COUNTY PEACE OFFICERS ASSN]
PO BOX 1823
MONTEREY, CA 93942-1823
March 26, 2020
Members of MCPOA,
In an effort to provide on-going support to our membership we promised to provide you with support and information as it becomes available. Attached to this message we are providing you with a number of resources to include attachments you can download and use.
Most of you are inundated with the news media and social media blasts. And many of you are overwhelmed with intelligence reports. Our intent is not to add to that but instead to assist in providing you with useful, current resources you can utilize now or at your convenience. Many, if not all of the resources that we are providing you with, you can share them with your loved ones and begin using this information at home.
COVID-19 law enforcement situational awareness dashboard launches -
The Police Foundation COVID Virus Resources for Law Enforcement
Three Steps for effective Communications during a National Emergency – Mountain View Police Department - https://www.policeone.com/coronavirus-covid-19/articles/3-steps-to-effective-community-communications-during-a-national-emergency-fr7IbbjTQla5WehB/
COVID Virus Policy Learning Center - https://coronavirus.lexipol.com/
Criminals are exploiting COVID-19 in multiple scams and fraudulent activities
Phone and E-mail Scams – Report to National Disaster Hotline at (877) 720-5721 or email@example.com
Fraudulent Charities and Fundraisers – Report Charity Scams to National Disaster Hotline at (877) 720-5721 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Disinformation and Misdirection of Information (Spread of False Information and suspicious text messages, social media posts, and phone calls) - National Disaster Hotline at (877) 720-5721 or email@example.com
You can check on COVID Virus Myths at – https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control
Federal Trade Commission Guide on Avoiding Charity Scams – https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/how-donate-wisely-and-avoid-charity-scams
The Police Foundation is loaded with lots of user friendly and current information you can access. Likewise so is the COVID VIRUS Learning Center put together by Lexipol and Police One.
Take care of each other and take care of yourselves. Remember, you cannot help others if you are not rejuvenating and taking care of you first.
I will be writing to you again in the next few days. We hope that you will find this information useful.
Be well, be safe and be Vigilant!
/S/ Michael C. Kimball
Michael C. Kimball, President