“There’s a COOP meeting tomorrow in the conference room, 0900 hours.” COOP is the acronym for Continuity Of Operations Planning. This announcement is rarely one which brings enthusiasm; it more often elicits groans and requires promises of coffee and a variety of pastry selections. However, the importance of COOP cannot be over-stated, especially given contingencies which become all too common stories on the evening news. Consider the following situations. Is your department prepared?
- A tornado touches down in a town, destroying buildings and causing much devastation. The local police department headquarters is damaged to the point of being uninhabitable.