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Multijurisdictional Police Response to a Critical Incident


Content Provider:
Defence Research and Development Canada


Length (in hours)
1 hour

Release Date
April 2022

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This course is:

  • Focused on critical incidents stemming from criminal activity
  • A basis to encourage and facilitate inter-agency dialogue and cooperation
  • An overview of the provincial and federal legislation pertaining to enacting the different police services of jurisdiction
  • A discussion on the multijurisdictional policing services’ environment
  • An introduction to the different police services’ investigative mandate potentially stemming from a critical incident
  • A presentation of how police services can collaborate efficiently and effectively by following the fundamental concept of “lead and support”
  • An introduction to the different legal bases for military support to police services

When you have completed this course you will be able to:

  • Define what is meant by a “critical incident” for the purpose of this course
  • Describe what is meant by “police services of jurisdiction”
  • Define the command and control concepts for a multijurisdictional police response to a critical incident
  • Identify the lead police service in a multijurisdictional police response to a critical incident
  • Describe the types of police investigation that might occur following a critical incident
  • Identify which police service is responsible for each type of investigation
  • Describe how the Canadian Armed Forces can provide military assistance to police services

Target Audience

Sworn Police, Police Services, Government and Other First Responders

Content Provider

Content for this course has been provided by Defence Research and Development Canada.