Lafayette Group is the recognized leader in the delivery of federal technical assistance to the state and local public safety community. We have served multiple federal departments and agencies on topics ranging from intelligence sharing and interoperability to campus security and violent crime reduction. Lafayette Group's subject matter experts have delivered customized services to tens of thousands of responders in every U.S. state and territory.
Our approach to training and technical assistance begins with the development of courses designed to balance the priorities of our federal clients with the realities of the state and local public safety environment. Our technical assistance focuses on completing as much material as possible–using research and best practices–before arriving at the site, which allows us to make the most of the valuable time that we have with agency personnel. Likewise, in conducting exercises our belief is that its not the size of simulated catastrophe that matters, but the ability of the scenario to pinpoint and test the intended capabilities.
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Exercise & Event Observation
Governance & Plans
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Exercise & Event Observation
Lafayette Group has supported over 200 exercises and planned event observations nationwide. Our support includes exercise design and evaluation services to federal, state, local, and tribal agencies to ensure the success of public safety policies and programs. All Lafayette Group exercises are guided by trained subject matter experts and staff, and all exercises comply with Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) guidelines.
Experts & Project Insights
Nancy began her career in public safety communications over 36 years ago, when communication existed through pen, paper, and a handheld phone set. Throughout her career, Nancy has witnessed the introduction of 9-1-1, computer aided dispatch, AVL, FirstNet, and many other technological advances. In 1992, Nancy worked for an association that led public safety communication centers through the wreckage of Hurricane Andrew. At the time, there was no procedure in place to fulfill emergency response mutual aid requests. After the hurricane, Nancy helped develop a mutual aid agreement for communications that is still in place today.
Since joining LGI in 2008, Nancy has supported a variety of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) technical assistance programs and served nationwide as a certified Communications Unit Leader (COML) instructor. “Working with LGI for almost ten years has been a great experience, and I like the diversity of the job. One week I may be teaching a COML class and the next week assisting a state with the development of a Next Generation (NG) 9-1-1 plan. I like that there are many opportunities to learn different things and share that information with stakeholders,” says Nancy.