Module 5: 

















Recommended Time: 2 hours (not including possible scenario-based training exercise)
Primary Audience: Patrol Officers
Module Goal: Through classroom instruction, discussion, exercises, and a video case study, the student will learn additional skills to safely and effectively respond to and resolve critical incidents involving subjects who are armed with weapons other than a firearm.  Using the Critical Decision-Making Model, students will explore pre-response, response, and post-response considerations, and focus on both their individual actions and teamwork. (Note: agencies may also choose to run a scenario-based training exercise at the end of this module or as part of Module 6, Integration and Practice.)
Required Materials Digital presentation (PowerPoint and video); lesson plan; easel pad and markers (For scenario-based training, safety equipment/weapons and role player)
Learning Objectives At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate critical pre-response and response requirements for critical incidents.
  • Explain the use of the Critical Decision-Making Model (CDM) in responding to and managing a critical incident.
  • Demonstrate and explain key tactical expectations and roles when responding to a critical incident as a team.
  • Explain concepts such a "tactical pause," "distance + cover = time," and "tactical repositioning."
  • Participate in an effective after-action review of a critical incident.
  • Use the CDM to explain key post-response expectations following a critical incident.



To make the best use of this module, use the materials provided to facilitate and guide a discussion.

Module 5 Video Links