In this highly impactful 8 hour course, students will learn the most important elements of responding to and safely resolving critical incidents. Topics covered in this critical incident response training class: use of force case law, threat analysis, police de-escalation techniques, command and control, perimeter tactics, Incident Command System (ICS) training, active shooter, hostage/barricade and crisis negotiation training, officer involved incidents, media relations, critical incident stress debriefing training, and after action protocol. This course is designed especially for patrol officers, field sergeants, lieutenants and first responders.
Under the supervision of an instructor each student will:
Define a critical incident.
Review tactical conduct, reducing situational intensity and tactics to increase voluntary compliance
Discuss threat analysis and legal considerations.
Discuss Command and Control of a Critical Incident.
Outline the Anatomy of a Critical Incident.
Officer Involved Shooting protocol.
Discuss post incident actions.
Review course objectives
Define a Critical Incident
Aspects of a critical incident
Analysis of 5150/415w call
Critical Incident Priorities
Initial Assessment/Immediate threat to Life
What is the Crime?
What is the threat?
What is the legal authority?
Mobilization of Personnel
Immediate Response V. Coordinated Response
Establishing a Command Post/Staging Area
Incident Command V. Tactical Command
Isolating the Area: Inner perimeter/Outer perimeter
Sergeant Chris Sciba has been with the San Jose Police Department since 1996 and is currently assigned to the Field Training Program. Chris graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Administration of Justice. He has been assigned to the Parks Enforcement Unit, Horse Mounted Unit and the MERGE (SWAT) team. He is currently a collateral operator with the MERGE team as a sniper and explosive breacher after serving 8 years on the team full time as a team leader and unit supervisor. Chris has provided firearms and tactical instruction for local agencies and the SJPD Academy. Chris was awarded the SJPD Medal of Valor for his role in a hostage rescue crisis.
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