Gerold, Dr Kevin
Implementing the TEMS Standard into Law Enforcement Operations
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The National Tactical Officers Association's 2018 update of the Tactical Response and Operations Standard for Law Enforcement Agencies now includes a section on Tactical Emergency Medical Services (TEMS). These new standards reflect the NTOA Position Statement on TEMS and represents the increasing importance of integrating medical elements into law enforcement special operations.

This presentation is intended to guide commanders seeking to incorporate medical response practices into regular law enforcement operations. The purpose of doing so is to further the law enforcement objective to preserve life, to increase resiliency of operations, and build trust within civilian communities.

Dr Kevin Gerold - Bio
Dr. Kevin Gerold currently serves as the National Tactical Officers Association Section Chair forT actical Emergency Medical Support. As Section Chair, Dr. Gerold consults on policy and curriculum development, provides medical lectures to the law enforcement and emergency medical communities, and serves an editor to the NTOA's Journal, the Tactical Edge. Since beginning his medical career as an Emergency Medical Technician and throughout his career as a physician, Dr. Gerold has been engaged actively in teaching and providing emergency medical and trauma care. He was instrumental in establishing the Tactical Medical Unit within the Maryland State Police's Special Operations Command in 1996 and continues to serve as the Program Medical Director Tactical Physician. Dr. Gerold has extensive clinical and operational experience supporting law enforcement medical operations and has published articles on topics related to critical care medicine, trauma care, and emergency medicine.