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National Socialist Movement Rally Mexican Consulate September 1, 2007 After Action Report Presented: September 20, 2007 Lt. Tim Carmody Omaha Police Department.

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1 National Socialist Movement Rally Mexican Consulate September 1, 2007 After Action Report Presented: September 20, 2007 Lt. Tim Carmody Omaha Police Department

2 Meeting Agenda  Thanks to All  Overall Comments  Planning  Approximate Costs  Component Breakdown  Closing Comments

3 Thanks to All  UASI Vision – This project, from the inception, worked as a Regional Partnership  Our deepest thanks and appreciation –  Future Operations – Foundations –  Partnerships developed  Template in place for planning, organization, etc  Smaller events – Air Assets, Bomb Response, Tactical Operations, etc.

4 Overall Comments  Incredibly positive throughout the event  Effective Planning – One key to success  Impressive teamwork by everyone involved  RDF presented a very professional, business like demeanor  NSM thanked us for being the most professional organization they’ve dealt with  Never seen them shut down like this before

5 Planning -  Identify planning team  Identify operational goals  Identify available resources  Identify point person from planning team  Utilize their expertise to develop their roles in the operational plan  Insure that each component fits within –  Overall plan  With other components

6 Overall Plan -  Built on a NIMS/ICS format –  Communications plan  Assignments – Branch & Section  Command Structure  Keep It Simple –  Goals –  Life Safety – of all involved – Achieved  Property Protection – Achieved  Preserve the peace – 1 st Amendment Speech - Achieved

7 Past Events SiteDateProtestorsCounterLECost Lincoln7/17/ Unknown Toledo10/15/ Significant Toledo12/10/ $129,000 Columbia3/10/ ,000- 1, $40,000 Omaha9/1/ Approx. $78,000

8 Rally Costs- L.E. Personnel  9 Agencies – 316 Personnel total  Bellevue PD – OT - $8,246Total - $10,009  Council Bluffs – OT - $3,247Total - $3,247  Douglas County –OT - $4,703Total - $5,465  La Vista PD –OT - $197Total - $1,152  NE State Patrol – OT - $152Total - $6,791  Omaha Police – OT $52,002Total $52,002  Sarpy County – OT - $7,252Total - $7,530  Washington Co. – OT - $2,793Total - $2,793  Total LE Cost –OT $78,593Total $88,990

9 Other Resource Costs  Facilities –  Civic Auditorium – City facility – no cost  Mutual of Omaha – No cost  Public Works – Personnel – $1,887  Traffic Engineering – $2,412  Barricades –$3,846  MAT – $2,025 Sub-total$10,170 Total Operational Cost$99,160

10 Component Breakdown  NSM  Community Outreach  City Prosecutor  Media Management  Omaha Fire  Public Works  Other Public Partners  Mutual of Omaha  Metro Area Transit  MECA – Civic  Salvation Army

11 National Socialist Movement 1  Attendance –  Projected - 22 states w/ protestors  Actual – 65 men, women & children  Still largest rally in Midwest  Marketing – Failed miserably  Website claims it as a resounding success  Rally Site –  Worked against their plan  Severely limited their plan

12 National Socialist Movement 2  Anticipated issues – Plan/Secure site eliminated most if not all of the issues  Counter Protestors,  Threats to March  Late Arrivals  All eliminated because of –  NSM -  Early and continued contact  Briefing Planning  Excellent Intel – Several Sources  Planning & coordinated effort

13 Community Outreach  Extremely effective  Identify partners and start sooner  Recommended Message  Counter Event - SeptemberFest  Same time as NSM Rally  Press Release by group  Follow up support in media

14 City Prosecutor’s Office –  Extremely helpful – only positive comments  Contact sooner  Statutory limitations  Prosecution issues on statutes/ordinances  Briefing information for protestors  Review of tactical plan – especially the site set up  Commitment to full prosecution of violators

15 Media Management  Coordinated & consistent message  Limited message  Message sent through Outreach effort – not LE  Press Releases –  OPD – Anti-Immigration Rally at Consulate  Public Works – Road Closure Issues  Outreach Group – Counter Event  Minimal local coverage helped – limited traction

16 Omaha Fire Department -  EMS – Well planned, built confidence in staff  Tactical Paramedics – Embedded with SWAT  2 Medics on stand-by  Mass Casualty Trailer staged  HazMat –  Rescue 2 – Staged at Central Station for event  Rescue 65 – Staged at 33s  Dedicated decon – if needed  Pre-Event Sweeps for CBRNE  Command Post at scene

17 Public Works  Excellent work – Sgt. Desler & Mike Gaughen  Vendor issues –  Agenda  Resource availability  Test setup – mock up during training scenario  Clear concise vendor instruction  Sufficient labor to set up/take down

18 Public Partners  Partners –  Mutual of Omaha  Metro Area Transit  MECA – Civic Auditorium  Salvation Army  Key components  Reach out early  Clear expectations of responsibilities

19 L. E. Assignment Breakdown by Area  Air Assets  Bomb Response Team  Command & Control  Intelligence  Magnetometers  Mounted Patrol  Parking Lot Security  Patrol K-9  Processing Site  Roving Patrols  RDF  SWAT  Traffic  Transportation

20 Law Assets 1  Air Assets –  Overall picture  Quickly respond to other areas  Down link – real-time information  Bomb Response Team –  Pre-mission sweeps  Communications  Soft body armor

21 Law Assets 2 Command & Control – Command & Control –  Tried to do too much - Delegate  Additional Lt. for Parking, Roving  Briefing Information/Details  Communication –  Up/down the chain  Across the branches – Unified Command  Personnel – Better monitor situation & adjust  Command Post Security –  Golf carts -

22 Law Assets 3  Intelligence –  NSP & JTTF – Tremendous asset  Coordination of information key  Used throughout planning & execution phases  Allowed us to get inside the protestor & counter- protestor’s “loop”  Magnetometers –  Equipment issues - OPD  Stick to the plan – Prohibited items  Very professional  Intimidation - How many approached Mags and turned away?

23 Law Assets 4  Mounted Patrol –  Impressive assets  Clear direction from RDF command  Pre-event training with RDF was very helpful  Slight confusion over pre-event protestor separation – additional foot officers  Parking Lot Security –  Complaint of subjects inside Secure Area - No calls about activity  Good support element  Reduce personnel as situation dictates

24 Law Assets 5  Patrol K-9 –  Worked well  OPD liaison for outside agency Roving teams  Processing Site –  Well organized, equipped & run  Very professional  Roving Patrols -  Communications – no calls regarding contacts

25 Law Assets 6  RDF –  Very impressive force  Relief of staff –  Relief site options  Staff rotation  Adjust staff according to situation  Send all RDF sergeants to MCATI  Training –  Lesson plan for training  More and earlier  Less class time, more practical training

26 Law Assets 7  SWAT –  Chemical munitions –  Integrate into REACT teams  Pre-event training  Update OPD stock of munitions  REACT –  Good concept  Add a dedicated driver  Create a third team  Sniper/Observer – helpful in gathering intel

27 Law Assets 8  Traffic –  At their best – Perimeter & traffic control  Great planning & organization  Great coordination with Mr. Gaughen  Transportation –  Good plan  Could have used buses as relief for RDF

28 Closing Comments  Resounding Success – Thanks to each of you  Strengthen Partnerships – Future operations  Requests for information –  Send an request to  Include information requested


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