Critical Incident Response for Campus Law Enforcement & Public Safety Officers
This course is designed to give all responding personnel, regardless of their rank or agency, the ability to work together during large-scale emergency events. Students will be introduced to a “4-step critical incident response plan” that has been successfully implemented in hundreds of criminal, man-made and natural disasters throughout the United States. The course examines the most common failures in critical incident response and provides a proven methodology to quickly stabilize and organize these events. Field Patrol officers will be the first ones there when an emergency incident occurs. This course is designed to prepare the Field Patrol Officer to be an effective leader at a Critical Incident. The course will provide a comprehensive review of current field tactics, with an emphasis on the use of a four-step Critical Incident Response Plan that will be taught in class. The students will be exposed to case studies and will participate in tabletop exercises that will allow them to apply this Critical Incident Response Plan to a variety of emergency situations that could be encountered by Campus Police Officers.
- Role of the Field Leader
- Department Initiated v. Suspect Initiated Events
- Common points to all Critical Incidents
- Active Shooter Incidents
- Advantages of the Suspect v. Responding Officers
- Mutual Aid Issues
- Evacuation v. Rescue
- Role of the Fire Department in Critical Incident Response
- Law Enforcement Role in a Mass Casualty Incident – MCI
- The Four-Step Critical Incident Response Plan
- The Critical Incident Checklist
- The Law Enforcement Incident Command System
- Unified Command Concepts
Can be offered in an 8-hour timeframe.