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Lesson #OPS02: Officer Survival Skills

Category
Training Material
Subject
Policing

Description

Material for a 2-hour lesson, part of the 19-day Operational Police Skills Training Course, developed by the Kosovo Police Service School.

Subject
Policing
Target group
Cadets
Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
police safety, basic police training

Summary

Most duties of the police are routine. However, the potential for danger is always high. The job of a police officer requires the enforcement of laws and the control of illegal or disruptive actions of certain citizens. Some of theses citizens can inflict serious injury or death upon the officer. Without a clear understanding of police officer survival skills, an officer can become complacent and endanger him/herself and others. In order to survive dangerous situations, the officer must first have an understanding of what police officer survival is. Officer survival is defined as the active and continual practice of safe and sound police tactics that are designed to prevent an officer’s injury or death. This lesson provides background information on officer survival skills.

The goal of this lesson is to provide students with officer safety and survival concepts to ensure the safety and efficiency of performance while on-duty.

At the end of the lesson, the students will be able to:

  1. Identify the Seven (7) Tactical Principles.
  2. Identify the four (4) basic survival skills the KPS Officer must consider.
  3. Identify and briefly describe the four (4) different levels of awareness along the States of Awareness Continuum.
  4. List the six (6) steps to conducting a safe field interview.
  5. List at least five (5) of the ten (10) fatal errors that may kill a police officer.
  6. Identify at least four (4) of the six (6) considerations of the police officer when encountering suspects.

Information

Added on
02 Dec 2004
Origin
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Target group
Cadets
Region
OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Serbia
Keywords
police safety, basic police training
Rights
OSCE