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Acting Supervisor Program: Containing Critical Incidents
Course Category: Supervisor and Leadership Training

Notice: Notice: This module was originally created for the Vancouver Police Department and may contain VPD-specific information/policies.


Content Provider:
Vancouver Police Department


1.5 hours

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Supervisors are tasked with many different aspects of policing and must be efficient in the core competencies such as communication, coaching, problem solving and decision making, leadership, resource management, and community focus.

Acting Supervisor Training:  Containing Critical Incidents is one of four modules in the Acting Supervisor Program.  It explores issues and tactics associated with containment, public safety, and crisis negotiation.

Learning Objectives

Upon Completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recall the basic tactics used in patrol
  • Recall the resources available to patrol supervisors
  • Recall the definition of containment
  • Recall the definition of lockdown
  • Explain the sequential steps to containment (SLOCEEI)
  • Compare the management of spontaneous and planned events
  • Articulate a supervisor’s responsibilities when responding to crowd management events
  • Recognize and appreciate the role of crisis negotiators and how they can assist temporary supervisors at a call
  • Develop and awareness of the crisis negotiator role at high angle negotiations

Target Audience

Sworn Police, Public Safety Officer, Peace Officer / Special Constable, Other Federal, Provincial and Municipal Employees