Professional Development Series
September 13th 2016 7:30am – 10:30am
Manchester Country Club, 180 South River Road, Bedford NH
Armed Intruder Awareness
Are you appropriately prepared for violence in your workplace or community? Join us for valuable, potentially lifesaving insight on recognizing, reacting and responding to threats in today’s world.
Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to:
- Describe actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and responding law enforcement officials.
- Recognize potential workplace violence indicators.
- Describe actions to take to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter incidents.
- Describe how to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident.
About our Presenter:
Lieutenant Michael Pearl, Commander of the Central New Hampshire Special Operations Unit, City of Concord NH Police Department
Lt. Pearl, a 16 year veteran of the City of Concord New Hampshire Police Department, also serves as the SWAT Commander of the Central New Hampshire Special Operations Unit.
Special Weapons And Tactics teams; SWAT teams, are special units of experienced police officers trained to handle situations such as hostage incidents, active shooters, terrorist attacks and high-risk arrest warrants. Each SWAT team is led by a SWAT team commander, who oversees the actions of the entire team when SWAT is activated.
The primary duty of any SWAT team commander is tactical leadership during a dangerous situation involving the risk of an armed confrontation. An officer outside the SWAT team, called the incident commander, makes the final decision about whether to send the SWAT team in or not. Once the decision to deploy SWAT has been made, the SWAT team commander has full authority over his officers. He oversees the tactical commander, negotiators, snipers, medics and all other team members until the incident is resolved.
Training and Development
The SWAT team commander is in charge of making sure all team members receive both specialized training and ongoing professional development. The initial training in the SWAT team consists of 40 hours of instruction and practice followed by 16 hours of additional training evey month and an extra 40 hours every year. The team commander is expected to be able to meet the same basic training standards as the team members and to groom potential leaders to take his place when he leaves the position. Organizations such as the National Tactical Officers Association offer special training courses for future SWAT team leaders.
Registration opens August 23rd at www.mahra.org
We will be hosting a Food Drive for the NH Food Bank.
Most needed items include:
Canned Tuna, Canned Chicken, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Mc n Cheese, Canned Soup/Stew/Chili, Canned/Dried Beans, Canned Nuts, Rice Mixes, Pasta, Noodle Mixes.
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