POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 111 Respond ...continued THE STRATEGY Prevent, Detect, Deny and Respond continued... PURPOSE To respond proportionately, rapidly and in an organized manner to terrorist activities and to mitigate their effects. Building resilience involves strengthening Canada’s ability to manage crises, so that should a terrorist attack occur, Canada can quickly return to the routines of ordinary life. This includes supporting Canadians in need, protecting Canadian interests and minimizing the impact of terrorist activity. DESIRED OUTCOMES 1. Capabilities to address a range of terrorist incidents are in place. 2. Rapid response and recovery capability of critical infrastructure is maintained. 3. Continuity of government and basic social institutions is ensured. 4. Government leadership through effective public messaging is demonstrated. PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES Respond programs and activities provide the capability for immediate coordinated response that will mitigate the damage of an incident, as well as longer term recovery. The immediate response to an incident will often involve strong coordination of effort between federal departments and agencies and could also include provincial, territorial and municipal authorities, as well as private businesses, critical infrastructure owners and operators and the general public, depending on where the incident occurs and the extent of the impacts. INSETs or NSES will lead the post-incident criminal investigation to apprehend perpetrators, prevent further related terrorist attacks and support prosecutions in the criminal courts. Longer term recovery relies on the existence of resilient social institutions and partnerships between governments, businesses, individuals and NGOs to rebuild communities and bring those responsible to justice. Integrated Response – Incident in Canada In practice, the immediate response to terrorist incidents, as in other emergencies, will be led by local law enforcement and emergency management authorities. This will often involve the RCMP as the first police responder in those provinces and territories where it provides local police services. For a terrorist incident within Canada, or for incidents overseas with a domestic impact, the Government has adopted an all hazards approach to emergency management. This is articulated