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Decision Making During Critical Incidents

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Decision Making During Critical Incidents

Everyday officers must make crucial and time-sensitive decisions. Good decision-making skills is one of the most important skills an officer or deputy must possess. This class explores the concepts of making “normal”, “complex”, and “critical incidents” decisions as well as how to improve one’s current decision-making skills. Officers learn that decision making is a process and that it involves a framework. Time, distance, and risk add to how decisions are made. The class will review several case studies that help to illustrate the teaching points. Poor decisions can have serious consequences. Participants in this class will be placed in a position where they must make hard, time crunched decisions. The exercises will build confidence and develop one’s decision-making skills. The class includes the following teaching points:
• Concepts of Critical Incident Decision-Making, Everyday Decision-Making Situations
• Complex Decision-Making Situations, Krantz Decision Making Model
• How Do Bad Actors Make Decisions?, The Decision Making Framework
• Models of Decision Making, Decision Making and the Greatest Survival Saga
• A Risk Strategy, The Impact of the Highly Improbable
• When Things Go Wrong-What’s Your Plan, WIN Formula to Better Decision Making
• Critical Incidents Decision Making Case Studies, Time Element During a Critical Incident
• How Decisive and Proactive Are You Really, Case Studies of Law Enforcement Officers in a Critical Incident
• Ethical & Individual and Organizational Decision Making, Officer Safety Case Studies

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