Advanced Critical
Incident Response

A course for law enforcement professionals who are ready to learn the laws and concepts needed to coordinate personnel and manage incidents.

You’re a seasoned law enforcement officer. When there’s a crisis, other officers look to you for guidance. The decisions you make affect not only you, but all the officers who are counting on you. This is the training course that will make sure you get it right.

Students in our Response Tactics for Critical Incidents and In-Progress Crimes course constantly asked us to develop this course. In the Advanced Critical Incident Response course, you’ll learn new tactics and concepts you can use to manage critical incidents. Whether you are an experienced patrol officer, a supervisor, or are preparing for promotion, you won’t want to miss this one-day training course.

This course is going to sky-rocket your skill set because we only teach practical concepts that cops can actually use.

This course is for officers and supervisors who want to sky-rocket their crisis decision-making skills.

  • How to coordinate a multi-officer response
  • How to delegate roles and send officers to the right locations
  • How to use a pre-contact assessment to reveal the best tactic to use
  • How the most recent case law affects what patrol officers should do
  • How to manage perimeters of all size when you have few and many resources
  • How to manage officer involved shootings, hostage incidents and other high-profile incidents
  • How to use small team tactics to resolve complex incidents
  • How to resolve barricades in vehicles, houses and more
Although not a pre-requisite, we recommend attending our Response Tactics for Critical Incidents and In-Progress Crimes prior to attending this course. For your convenience, we typically schedule both courses back-to-back so you can spend two days with us learning these important concepts. The #1 question we receive about this course is whether it’s just for supervisors. The answer is no. This course is important for officers to attend as well because often, the decision made by first-arriving officers can dictate whether the incident goes well or poorly.

Upcoming Presentations:

Quick Facts

Target Audience:

Experienced law enforcement officers and supervisors

Course Length:

8 hours

Course Certifications:

California POST Certified. Need certification for your state?

All of our courses are California POST certified because we are based in California. However, we present courses all over the United States and we’re happy to work with you to obtain certification in your particular state.



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Instead of sitting through a dry lecture, this course is full of incident debriefs, body-cam footage and practical advice from an expert instructor.

Students Are Saying:

“Excellent course and instructor! My favorite part of the course was that is showed multiple examples from across the country.”

– Sgt. B. Ruby, Wheeling PD (WV)

“Before this training I felt unprepared to handle everything on a critical incident. Now I understand what I to delegate and how to prioritize. This training is practical information for first line supervisors and the first officers on scene.”

– Lt. B. Walker, Vandalia Division of Police (OH)

“After this training, I feel more confident with my decision making and in teaching officers. The course and the instructor are excellent.”

— Sgt. B. Rogers, Ross Township PD (OH)

“This course helped me to develop the mindset and skills to achieve a desirable outcome when involved in a critical incident.”

— Deputy Harney Ollis, Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (CA)

Dan Flippo

Your instructor will be Dan Flippo. Dan just wrapped up 29 years with the Santa Cruz Police Department in California rising to the rank of Deputy Chief. He has decades of experience in SWAT and Patrol and is also an instructor with the National Tactical Officers Association. Most importantly, Dan understands your perspective whether you are from a large or small agency and whether you are an officer or supervisor. He is a passionate instructor who is going to make sure you have a great time while learn advanced critical incident response concepts.

More about Dan

Dan Flippo
Dan Flippo
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