• Maj. Gen. Karl Horst talks with regional law enforcement leaders about issues their agencies face at the third annual JFHQ NCR/MDW Law Enforcement Luncheon held at the Fort McNair Officer's Club 18 Nov., 2010.

    Law Enforcement Luncheon Held at Fort McNair

    Maj. Gen. Karl Horst talks with regional law enforcement leaders about issues their agencies face at the third annual JFHQ NCR/MDW Law Enforcement Luncheon held at the Fort McNair Officer's Club 18 Nov., 2010.

  • Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, commander JFHQ NCR/MDW, addresses directors and police chiefs from local, state and federal agencies during the third annual Law Enforcement Luncheon hosted by his command, 18 Nov. 2010.  The gathering was at Fort McNair’s Officer Club and featured discussions of the unique issues facing capital region law enforcement agencies.

    Law Enforcement Luncheon Held at Fort McNair

    Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, commander JFHQ NCR/MDW, addresses directors and police chiefs from local, state and federal agencies during the third annual Law Enforcement Luncheon hosted by his command, 18 Nov. 2010. The gathering was at Fort McNair’s...

  • MDW K-9 Program Manager David Reiter informs regional law enforcement leaders about the Urban Search and Rescue dog pilot program, which is meant to supplement the search and rescue capabilities of the 911th Technical Rescue Engineer Company out of Fort Belvoir, Va.

    Law Enforcement Luncheon Held at Fort McNair

    MDW K-9 Program Manager David Reiter informs regional law enforcement leaders about the Urban Search and Rescue dog pilot program, which is meant to supplement the search and rescue capabilities of the 911th Technical Rescue Engineer Company out of...

More than 40 police chiefs and other law enforcement leaders from the national capital region attended the third annual Law Enforcement Luncheon at Fort McNair, hosted by Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, commander of the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District Washington, (JFHQ NCR/MDW) Nov. 18, 2010.

Horst opened the luncheon by thanking those agencies who generously offered extra security assistance during the Army Ten-Miler and Marine Corps Marathon. He added that leadership meetings such as this luncheon play a key part in the continued interoperability between his commandAca,!a,,cs support capabilities and area law enforcement agencies.

In addition to discussions on issues facing NCR law enforcement, a briefing was provided by David Reiter, the K-9 manager for the MDW Provost Marshal Office.

Reiter oversees a large K-9 program that includes the Urban Search and Rescue dog pilot program, which is meant to supplement the search and rescue capabilities of the 911th Technical Rescue Engineer Company out of Fort Belvoir, Va.

Finding injured survivors under mounds of rubble or in hard-to-reach spaces is a challenge in tactical rescue, so adding the human scent-detection ability that canines provide may help find victims more quickly and as a result, save lives.

The 911th is a technical rescue unit that can respond to natural disasters or potential terrorist attacks on the nation's capital. According to Reiter, the pilot program began this April and will extend through April 2012.

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