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Emergency Preparedness

Crime in Progress

Persons with a Gun Or Dangerous Weapon

A.     Request Law Enforcement Response Immediately

1.     Develop a plan of operation.

2.     The officer should get to the scene quickly, quietly, and only if you can safely.

3.     First officer at the scene should:

B.     Arrival at the scene

1.     Officers should utilize invisible deployment techniques, making maximum use of cover and concealment without being detected by persons inside.

2.     Be observant for suspects and other accomplices.

3.     If appropriate, re-contact reporting party and try to determine any relevant or new information.

4.     Determine if there are any injuries and summon assistance accordingly.

C.    If shooting is observed

1.     Maintain invisible deployment while using cover.

2.     Communicate actions observed.

D.    Contact with suspect(s)

1.     Officer should avoid contact with an armed subject it possible.  Approach only if safe. Wait for local law enforcement as this is a police response situation.

2.     Maintain cover and be deliberate in action.

3.     Be aware of a possible hostage situation.

4.     Direct suspect to a position that allows the officers to establish control and protect bystanders.

5.     Control and secure suspect(s): Complete a safe detention and thorough search of the suspect without endangering self, other officers. or bystanders.

6.     Determine if there are other suspects, weapons, explosives, etc.

E.     If the suspect(s) has/have fled prior to the officer's arrival

 The primary officer should be at the crime scene and request additional backup if needed. Other officers should observe escape routes and handle other tactical considerations.