Major Incident Commanders Course

November 16 8:00 AM - November 20 4:00 PM, 2020


CCII will facilitate a Major Incident Commanders Course for the Kingston Police Service, which supports them in acquiring accreditation by the Minsitry of the Solicitor Genreal, via the Ontario Police College. This five-day course provides Duty Officers / Major Incident Commanders with a training course designed for police leaders who are required to assume command of police operations in major incidents, with the knowledge and skills essential to the effective response, planning, and supervision of operations. The course will focus on instruction for members at the Duty Officer responsibility level to gain the necessary knowledge and judgement essential to plan and direct operations in major incidents like a search for vulnerable missing people, public order events, high risk events like barricaded individuals and major events like disasters (IMS) that affect your community. CCII’s Major Incident Commanders course will provide education and training in Incident Response for Duty Officers/Incident Commanders for your organization. Incident Response / Major Incident Command training is a form of instruction appropriate for low frequency / high-risk, high stress environments where critical decision making is conducted with information and time limitations. The role of the Duty Officer / Major Incident Commander will be to analyze the situation and manage the incident taking into account the complexity of a single incident and to assume Incident Command until relieved (if possible). CCII recognizes that training is not necessarily associated to a police rank, rather to the role the individual is in within your organization and provides the training to assist with the knowledge, skill, ability, judgement and authority to perform that task given the supervisory assignment.

Learning Objectives of this course include ensuring the Duty Officer / Incident Commander can: 1. Construct and maintain a framework/plan to guide decision making for the effective execution of the action plan. 2. Employ resources required for the effective command and control of the event within their scope of authority. 3. Analyze the current effectiveness of scene management against their established decision making framework, revise as required as they assume command and control. 4. Differentiate amongst the evidence/data provided from the various support units to determine an effective plan of action. 5. Discriminate amongst multiple communications available and determine appropriate dissemination of information for safe and effective scene management. (Communicating up, down and laterally). 6. Outline strategies to ensure the safety of all during and after the event. 7. Identify and create strategies that address actual or potential risk factors both internal or external that can compromise incident response. Course Incident Management System (IMS) modules will also include: • Principles and Concepts of Ontario’s Incident Management System • IMS Functions, Roles, Responsibilities & Organization • Command of a Simple Incident • Incident Action Planning for Disaster / Emergency Events • Incident Facility Training (Command Post, Communications Centre, Staging Area, Base, Camp) • Resource Management (Operational and Support Resources) • Internal Information Management • External Information Management

Upon completion participants will also be able to: • Understand the roles, responsibilities and procedures relating to a call for service relating to a hostage, barricaded or suicidal person • Understand how to plan, direct and command operations in critical incidents • Understand the nature of incidents and react to subject assessment • Understand how to assess the need for resources and order all required resources • Establish an effective command post and command structure • Demonstrate effective critical incident decision making • Identify criminal investigative requirements and authority • Execute and complete operational plans, initiate and approve major action plans • Understand Major Incident Command procedures for all responding personnel including the Crisis Negotiating Team, Tactical Team, Command Post, S.M.E.A.C., Scene Management, resources and terminology • Understand the theory of NRA (Necessary / Risk Effective / Acceptable) decision making during critical incidents • Take command of major incidents using the ICEN and CLEAR reaction strategies • Understand and employ concepts and techniques of crisis negotiations, subject assessment, suicide intervention and communicating with subjects in a hostage / barricade situation, who are expressively violent, suffering from mental illness or in a state of crisis • Call for, manage and deploy internal and external resources to a critical incident Attendees

Contact Sgt. Chris Bracken of the KPS training unit for more information:


November 16 8:00 AM - November 20 4:00 PM, 2020


705 Division Street Kingston, ON K7K 4C2

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