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Tactical Operations: Planning and Strategies

TCOLE # 3823  16 hrs

Responding and Adapting in Critical Incidents

The Tactical Operations: Planning and Strategies course is meticulously designed to provide law enforcement and security professionals with in-depth knowledge and practical skills necessary for strategizing and responding effectively to critical incidents. Over the course of 16 intensive hours, participants will delve into the intricacies of operational planning, learning how to create effective and flexible operational plans (OPs) that can adapt to the rapidly changing dynamics of critical situations. By the end of this course, participants will have gained a comprehensive understanding of the operational planning process, from initial analysis and plan development to execution, adaptation, and post-operation debriefing.

Key Focus Areas:


  1. Critical Incident Analysis: Participants will learn how to conduct thorough and rapid assessments of developing critical incidents, identifying key variables, potential risks, and resource requirements. This foundational knowledge is crucial for making informed decisions in high-pressure situations.
  2. Operational Planning Fundamentals: The course covers the essential components of an operational plan, guiding participants through the process of developing comprehensive and actionable strategies. Emphasis is placed on clarity, efficiency, and the integration of multi-agency resources when applicable.
  3. Decision-Making Under Pressure: Participants will engage in scenario-based exercises designed to hone their ability to make quick, informed decisions in the face of uncertainty. These exercises simulate real-world conditions, ensuring that individuals are prepared to lead and execute plans effectively under stress.
  4. Adaptability and Flexibility: The course underscores the importance of maintaining situational awareness and being prepared to adjust strategies as circumstances evolve. Participants will learn techniques for remaining adaptable, ensuring that operational plans remain effective even when the unexpected occurs.
  5. Post-Operation Analysis and Debriefing: Participants will also explore the critical post-operation phase, learning how to conduct thorough debriefings, evaluate the effectiveness of their plans, and extract valuable lessons to improve future operations.
  6. Communication and Coordination: Effective communication and coordination are vital components of successful operational planning. This course emphasizes the development of clear communication channels, both within the planning team and with external agencies and stakeholders.

Student will need:

Clothing appropriate for the weather

Food and water

Note Writing Equipment

Audience: Patrol Officer/Tactical Officer         

Price:  $340.00

Training Location Aids

Classroom to accommodate 20 students

Audio/Visual equipment

** This course is strictly a classroom course with no practical application

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