Critical Response Toolkit for First-line Supervisors

Published by the Police Executive Research Forum, this toolkit discusses how first-line supervisors are essential to critical incident response. When major events occur, the first officers on-scene will look to their sergeants for direction, and the first-line supervisor will likely be the incident commander on-scene during event response. The toolkit includes topics such as preparation before a critical incident; how to handle a critical incident; and what to do following a critical incident. The toolkit was designed with the input of an expert team of 15 active law enforcement supervisors and executives, as well as site visits to five agencies: the Camden County (New Jersey) Police Department; the New York City Police Department; the Tucson (Arizona) Police Department; the Metropolitan Nashville (Tennessee) Police Department; and the Harris County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office.

To download a copy of the toolkit, visit (PDF)