of Danger: Threat Identification and Response
Course Length: 1 Day (7.5 Hours)
are available on a limited basis.
provides insight into an individual’s recognition and perception
of situations that can impact his or her safety. We identify a
process that takes us from our sensations to perception to decision-making.
Participants are provided a closer look at human sensations and
their role in forming perceptions. Various scenarios are presented
to assist the student in identifying the concepts of sensation
and perception for the public safety professional. During the
course, we present a decision-making model designed to enhance
our ability to effectively progress through the various stages
of threat identification and response. Finally, we take an in-depth
look at the physiological response to a critical incident in an
effort to minimize its impact on our capability to formulate a
include the use of our senses during calls for service, how perception
may differ between a layperson and the public safety professional,
situational awareness and its relationship with the OODA Loop,
proxemics, kinesics, pre-attack indicators. Physiological areas
include visual and auditory changes, combat stress, critical incident
amnesia, and tactical breathing.
takes into consideration additional subject areas such as tactics,
report writing, use of force, and de-escalation as they are all
interconnected when dealing with the perception of danger.