15.00.090     NATIONAL GUARD ASSISTANCE                    (CALEA 2.1.4 & 46.1.2)

 

Civil emergency, whether natural or manmade, may require the assistance of the National Guard.  Should such circumstances arise, National Guard resources may be activated in accordance with the Washington Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Plan.

 

Prior to requesting National Guard assistance, the City Manager or designee will issue a written proclamation of a state of emergency in accordance with Bellevue Municipal Code.

 

Upon written proclamation of a state of emergency, the City of Bellevue’s Emergency Preparedness Director will contact the King County Emergency Management Council, which will in turn coordinate the activation of the National Guard through the Governor's Office of the State of Washington.  These procedures are outlined in the Washington State Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan maintained by the City's Emergency Preparedness Director.

 

Additional information regarding civil emergencies may be found in the Department’s Unusual Occurrences Manual, the City of Bellevue’s Emergency Preparedness Manual, and the King County Emergency Management Manual.