Disaster Preparedness: How an Effective Plan between Custody and Health Services Can Make All the Difference

July 30, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Your overcrowded jail is on fire, is being evacuated, and you have injuries to treat. Do you know what to do? Thankfully, we did.

This session will be conducted by first-hand accounts from the presenter, how did they did it, and how you can prepare. During this session, the attendee will learn how an emergency response plan can help prepare for anything.


Jim Martin served 22+ years in law enforcement, serving as a Lieutenant and Assistant Jail Commander with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office in Southern Indiana. Part of his daily duties included serving as the command staff liaison for the Jail’s medical unit and the Vanderburgh County Mental Health Task Force. During his career with the Sheriff’s Office, Jim served in motor patrol, as a K-9 handler, a supervisor in both the Jail and in the Courts, and as an investigator in the Professional Standards Unit. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Public Service Administration. Jim is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership Academy (PELA) and was a certified instructor through the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Jim is also an adjunct professor at the University of Evansville. He has served as a consultant with the Major County Sheriff’s Association (MCSA) and currently serves as Vice President, Program Development with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC).