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Management Of Institutional Risk And Critical Incident Mgnt

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This course provides an overview of the relationship between risk assessment and consequence management within the context of justice and security organizations. Specifically, we will examine the factors that go into mitigating risk and when these measures fail, how critical incident response can maintain order. Topics include defining risk, planning factors for critical incident response, lessons learned.

This graduate-level course is 6 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Critical Incident Prevention

    • Prioritize incidents according to the ability to control them.
    • Assess types of situations and determine a response, with appropriate resources.
    • Review the application of risk assessment techniques to the prevention of critical incidents.
    • Categorize critical incidents in terms of probable occurrence.
    • Identify resources available from the public (local, state, and federal government) and private sectors.
    • Identify best practices for the prevention of critical incidents.

    Planning and Preparedness

    • Define the types of inter-agency agreements that should be put into place (such as Memorandums of Understanding and Joint Powers of Agreement) in order to facilitate cooperation.
    • Prepare action and operational plans for response to a critical incident.
    • Create an incident command structure.
    • Identify specific personnel for each role and provide scenario-based training.

    Organizational Risk

    • Examine the nature of organizational risk.
    • Explain why risk management is important.
    • Describe how organizations manage risk.
    • Analyze how to plan for risk and identify needed resources.
    • Explain the costs involved in managing risk.
    • Examine the consequences of not managing risk.

    Response Readiness and Critical Incident Response Execution

    • Measure staff readiness for critical incident response.
    • Evaluate resources and logistical readiness for plan execution.
    • Assess training adequacy to ensure staff readiness.
    • Identify and carry out necessary maintenance and improvements to ensure logistical efficacy.
    • Execute a simulated response to a defined critical incident scenario.
    • Explore differences in response for alternate scenarios.
    • Develop necessary adaptation in the response based on changes in the critical incident during execution.

    Best Practices in Managing Risk and Critical Incidents

    • Analyze current best practices in justice and security organizations.
    • Evaluate the benefits of applying best practices within justice and security organizations.
    • Present examples of best practice applications documented as successful in reducing risk.
    • Describe how the results of an after-action review are implemented to improve future critical incident management.

    Impact of Crime on Civil Liability and Risk

    • Create an operating definition of civil liability.
    • Examine organizational obligations for safety and security.
    • Explain issues of risk related to civil liability as it applies to crime, justice, and security organizations.
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