SWAT and Critical Incident Management


The OpTac International SWAT and Critical Incident Management Program will be held January 30-31, 2020 in Hagerstown, Maryland.
An effective law enforcement response to critical incidents involving armed suspects can determine whether someone lives or dies. The OpTac International SWAT and Critical Incident Management Program is based on the book, SWAT Operations and Critical Incidents: Why People Die, written by Stuart A. Meyers, and includes his prize-winning Harvard University research on the complexities of critical incident management. Law enforcement administrators, executive officers, incident and tactical commanders, and SWAT team personnel will benefit from an improved understanding of critical incident management, and its associated legal and liability concerns from both organizational and operational perspectives. Presentations include an analysis of contextual and hierarchy leadership, contemporary command decision-making, practical applications for incident management, and a model of essential organizational conditions to increase the consistent likelihood of successful incident outcomes. The cost to attend this special event is $425 per person. There is limited space available, therefore, paid reservations are accepted on a priority basis.

Subject Areas:
Overview of critical incident management
Decision-making for extreme events
Legal concerns for critical incident management
Criminal and civil liability for commanders and executive officers
Leader skills
Personnel deployment
Organizational and operational concerns
Impact of suspect actions
Guidelines for effective SWAT team management
Interactive discussion of attendee incident management concerns
Presentation of the OpTac International Model designed to increase the likelihood of consistently successful outcomes on critical incidents