Field Force Operations (FFO)
NOTE: This course was formerly known as: Managing Civil Actions in Threat Incidents (MCATI): Basic Course
Law enforcement agencies that handle Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) incidents are required to address any civil disturbances that arise as a result of these incidents. Police need to be trained to understand the principles involved in MCATI. Poor crowd management within general proximity of a WMD event can easily exacerbate the continued spread of chemical or biological contamination, unless non-public safety persons are prevented from entering and exiting the threat zone.
- To describe the tactics used by protesters against public-safety personnel during a civil action
- To identify the appropriate level of force to use in a civil action
- To demonstrate the proper procedures for making arrests in a mass arrest situation
- To describe various decontamination processes that may be used during a civil disorder situation
- To discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using chemical agents in a civil action
- To discribe the advantages and disadvantages of using less-than-lethal munitions in a civil disorder situation
- To demonstrate the tactics used in a civil action when public-safety personnel are confronted with hostile gunfire and sniper situations
How this course is offered:
This course is offered as both a resident course or a locally delivered course with a max enrollment of 60. Responders wanting to take the class on an individual basis should select an instance below and submit the application.
Prerequisites & Other Information:
This course is designed for law enforcement officers and first line supervisors. Students must have the ability to march 100 yards, lift 185 pounds with assistance, kneel on one knee, run 20 yards intermittently, stand for long periods of time (approximately 3 hours), shout commands, and don, properly seal, and doff an air purifying respirator.
No tuition is charged.
||Center for Domestic Preparedness