Dealing with Critical Incidents
The first section of the text is devoted to media relations. Students learn about the police perspective on police-media relations, particularly when crimes are often covered in prime time. They see a response model for public relations management during incidents, and read interviews from the scene of a real-world critical incident. In the second section, readers study stress management on police officers. They learn how to manage resilience, become familiar with current best practices for coping with major incidents, and read about the FBI's stress management program.
Dealing with Critical Incidents provides the tactical direction needed to prevent, contain, and resolve private and public sector emergencies efficiently and effectively. Readers learn to create effective media emergency response plans and how to mitigate the impact of traumatic incidents on emergency response personnel. The book is an excellent resource for law enforcement training courses on the subject.