Intelligence/Security Chief (S2)

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[Version 0.1 Unapproved draft] The Intelligence and Security Chief is generally responsible for the security of the organization. Security exists when risk is managed to the most practical point that allows completion of organizational missions. All assets to include facilities, field sites, training areas, personnel, equipment, and information fall under the protection of the S2. The S2 must understand the scope of the organization's mission and the types of activities that organization will undertake to properly plan security. The S2 must understand the duties of the other staff sections in order to tailor security to their activities.
The S2 researches security matters that may affect the organization and helps the command staff develop measures to prevent, mitigate, and respond to risk. The S2 devises information and physical security practices and creates doctrine that will ultimately be approved or denied by the commander. The S2 is available to advise the staff on security matters during planning, preparation, and execution of missions. The S2 studies the effectiveness of security measures taken during missions to determine if any changes should be made. The S2 participates in the Training/Exercise Program, particularly scenario development, in order to ensure that exercises target realistic threats using credible scenarios.
One of the missions of the LCSA is to provide supplemental capabilities to the Sheriff's Office during routine operations. The Auxiliary's intelligence function, under the S2, is intended to provide the Sheriff's Office with an additional intelligence capability. This capability will include research into community threats, analysis, verification, validation, and accreditation (VV&A) of intelligence sources.
Reporting Requirements:

  • The S2 provides command staff with a quarterly report summarizing activity within his section, including specifically status of outstanding tasks and action items with respect to organizational security (e.g. items from exercise or incident Lessons Learned which have been approved for implementation).
  • At least annually, the S2 submits an organizational risk assessment with any recommendations for major changes involving other sections.
  • The S2 endorses and forwards the report of the Master of Arms.
  • Annually, and with quarterly updates, the S2 shall write an intelligence summary which shall be submitted to command staff, the Sheriff's Office, and, upon approval of the Sheriff, forwarded to the Emergency Management Director. This summary shall inform the relevant parties of exigent threats which need to be taken into account in county emergency planning. Additional advisories or reports on specific threats shall be produced as need arises and, where appropriate, published to the public-facing website.
  • The S2 ensures that security violations or data compromises from internal or external sources are reported to Command Staff in a timely fashion.