Initial Critical Incident Response (ICIR)

SessionSizeStartsEndsLength (days)
16-02242016-09-262016-09-305
17-01 Cancelled242017-01-092017-01-135
17-02 West Full242017-02-062017-02-105
17-03242017-04-242017-04-285
17-04242017-10-302017-11-035
17-05 West242017-12-042017-12-085
17-06242017-11-202017-11-245

Critical Incidents are unplanned events such as armed and/ or barricaded persons, suicidal persons, workplace violence, spontaneous active shooter, natural and man-made disasters, transportation disasters and other life threatening events.  The proliferation in incidents and the extraordinary dimensions of these situations are now common place in all jurisdictions and significantly impact communities, businesses and the public.  These incidents require special organizational skills and abilities on the part of emergency on scene managing personnel in order to attain a successful outcome.  These special skills make it essential for all police agencies to avail themselves of individuals and units capable of handling such crises.

 

This five-day course is designed to provide police officers, who are required to assume initial command of police operations in critical incidents, with the knowledge, skills and commonly accepted practices and procedures essential to the effective and efficient planning and direction of such operations in crisis situations.  This course will provide critical incident response plans crucial to allow the participants to manage command and control a critical incident.  It prepares them to understand a wide range of crises and critical incidents intervention services, including significant other support services and on-scene support.  The participants will be exposed to case studies, complete tabletop exercises, and practical scenario training that allow them to apply the critical incident response plans to a variety of police emergency incidents they may face during the course of their daily duties.

Selection Criteria

This course is open to:

Police officers who are required to assume initial command of police operations in critical incident situations such as, but not limited to, hostage or barricaded situation, suicidal persons, workplace violence, spontaneous active shooter, natural and man-made disasters, transportation disasters and other life threatening events.  The methodology taught makes it suitable for any police agency regardless of their agencies tactical team capability.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • assess the nature of the incident;
  • assess the need for resources and order all required resources;
  • establish effective command post;
  • plan, direct and manage initial operations in critical incidents;
  • apply theory as it pertains to hostage negotiations;
  • apply psychology of conflict management; and
  • discuss different tactile considerations related to the situation at hand.

Topics

  • S.M.E.A.C
  • High risk warrant
  • Tactical considerations
  • Tactical plans
  • Containment
  • Negotiations
  • Mental health resources
  • Command post (CP) organization
  • Scene and resources management
  • Legislation

Evaluation

Success in the course is contingent on participation and completion of all required assignments. Participants will be evaluated through practical exercises, including a group presentation. Participants apply the skills learned during the entire course. The exercises employ the team approach that is generally used in crisis situations.

 

The re-testing or re-evaluation of a participant will be left to the discretion of the course coordinator.

Location: 

CPC Ottawa

Available in the following language of Instruction: 

English

Contact Information: 

CPC Registrar - 613-993-6033 or cpcregistrar@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Course Fees

The tuition fees shown below are for 2017. For fees for 2016, visit Course Fees 2016.

ICIR Rates Duration Tuition

Accommodations

(5 days)

Full Meals Total
Canadian Police 5 $725.00 $375.00 $309.95 $1,409.95
Canadian Agencies $1,475.00 $375.00 $309.95 $2,159.95
International $1,475.00 $375.00 $309.95 $2,159.95