Critical Incident Management

For over two decades, Criminologist James Davis has trained thousands of police officers in high risk patrol and response to critical incidents. In this 5-hour distance learning course, Mr. Davis explores the challenges of critical incidents and provides effective strategies and tactics for managing complex situations such as barricaded suspects, hostage takings, and more. The final exam for this course is administered online as a 20-question multiple-choice test. Upon completion of the test, the score is automatically graded and documented in the student's "My Courses" transcript (accessible from the "My Account" page). In accordance with S2 Online course policy, the student must complete the online test with a passing score of 80% or better to receive a Certificate of Training. If the student does not pass the test the first time, the student has one opportunity to re-test.

Course syllabus:

  1. Characteristics of Critical Incidents

  2. Team Structure & Responsibilities

  3. Multi-Agency & Multi-Jurisdictional Response

  4. Deployment Strategies

  5. Tactical Reconnaissance

  6. Officer Rescue & Victim Recovery