Critical Incident Leadership for Patrol Operations Description

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The Critical Incident Leadership for Patrol Operations is designed to prepare Patrol Officers, Deputies, Troopers, and Supervisors to assume leadership roles during critical incidents.

This training equips them to take charge before the arrival of specialized tactical units, ensuring an organized and professionally sound patrol response.

Throughout the course, students will engage in tabletop-style scenarios, identifying and solving problems associated with responding to critical incidents.

The target audience includes first-line supervisors and patrol personnel who may need to act as front-line leaders.

Student Equipment Needs

Notetaking materials

Class Schedule

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM:      Registration/Check-in and Introduction

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM:      Course Goal/Types of Critical Incidents Defined

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM:    Tactical Considerations and Decision-Making Models (PoL/PIETO)

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM:  Leadership Principles

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM:  Legal and Policy Issues Applied to Decision Making

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM:    Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM:      The 9 Operational Tenet’s – Scenario

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM:      The Role of Training in Critical Incident Response

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM:      Streamlined Incident Management – Scenario

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM:      Conclusion and Q & A Period/OTOA Training Opportunities


Lodging, Travel and Food:

The course cost does not include lodging, transportation, and food.

  • Attendees are responsible for their lodging, transportation, and food.