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Field Force Command and Planning

FFC MGT-300 24 Contact Hours under revision
Target Audience/Disciplines

Emergency Management and Law Enforcement.


The Field Force Command and Planning training program is a three-day course that prepares the management-level responder to serve as a member of an incident management team during a civil action or disorder. The course provides instruction on incident management, incorporating preplanning considerations, and other responsibilities of management-level responders during such an event. Students learn to develop a local Incident Action Plan for a civil action or disorder and implement response actions from the management level. The course culminates with a tabletop exercise in which students use knowledge and skills developed in the previous sessions to plan for and command resources at the incident site.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Apply lessons learned to current and future incidents involving civil actions or disorders.
  • Complete an Incident Action Plan for a civil action/disorder event that requires a law enforcement response.
  • Describe the equipment that could be used during a civil action/disorder to provide body and respiratory protection from chemicals.
  • Develop comprehensive strategic and tactics plans for the organization when preparing for special events, civil disorders, and public assemblages.
  • Describe how team tactics can be used to mitigate protester actions during a civil disorder event.
Course Offerings

Not offered at this time.

Prerequisites and Requirements

To be eligible for the course, the student must successfully complete the following courses:

Continuing Education Credits

The Center for Domestic Preparedness is authorized by IACET to offer 2.4 CEUs for this program.

Police Officer Standards and Training (POST), if approved by the student’s state: 24

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