Critical Incident Response.
A critical incident can be any incident where the effectiveness of the police response is likely to have a significant impact on the confidence of the victim, their family and/or the community. Critical incidents range from potentially contentious local investigations through to terrorist incidents and natural disasters. The Critical Incident Response workstream enhances the capability of Jordan’s security agencies to work together on planning and executing responses to critical incidents. It provides commanders with new tools to aid their decision making when commanding critical operations, and builds the capacity of the Gendarmerie to train Rapid Response Units in tactical firearms and search techniques.
Supporting this line of effort, we are providing tactical medical training and equipment to first responders of critical incidents. This support will enhance the Gendarmerie’s capacity to treat and keep alive victims of critical incidents until they are able to receive further medical treatment. Under this element, courageous female Gendarmerie officers will also be taking on additional tactical firearms and search training. This training will better enable them to participate on the frontlines of the response to critical incidents, where women are involved as victims or as perpetrators.
On 29 October 2018, the Ambassador of Canada to Jordan, Peter MacDougall, and Assistant Deputy Minister Stefanie Beck, visited a Tactical Firearms and Search training course being run specifically for women Gendarmes.
This week marked the start of the first of three Tactical Firearms and Search Courses being run by the Policing Support Team for female Gendarmes.
After the launch of Tactical Medic and Tactical Firearms project last month, we followed up with a workshop on gender and diversity for the 36 female Gendarmes who'll participate on the Tactical Firearms training.
On 7 August 2018, the Jordanian Gendarmerie, the Government of Canada and the Policing Support Team (PST) launched a capacity building project to further build the skills and tools of the Gendarmerie to respond to critical incidents and save lives.
Over the last year, our Critical Incident Response support has built on the foundations of previous UKPST support to the Gendarmerie. Past learning has been consolidated and we have worked towards ensuring a sustainable model of UK assistance to Jordan.
On Wednesday 7 March 2018, the British Ambassador to Jordan, Edward Oakden, opened a newly renovated training building for the Gendarmerie.
Last week nine Gendarmerie commanders successfully completed our Bronze-level Tactical Operations Command course, bringing the total number of successful candidates to 21 since September 2017.
Last month we delivered a course in Tactical Pistol Skills to 12 trainers on the Gendarmerie’s Tactical Training Team. They will be passing on these pistol skills and first response tactics to their colleagues in Rapid Response Units across the kingdom.
Congratulations to the 28 Gendarmerie officers who just completed a four-week Tactical Response training course, run by the Gendarmerie's UKPST-trained Tactical Training Team.
Last week, 12 Bronze-level commanders completed our Tactical Operations Command (Bronze) course.
Last month, 11 Gendarmes ranging from the rank of 1st Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel, participated in our second Tactical Operations Command course of the year.
Effective decision making is one of the most complex challenges when responding to critical incidents. The application of a standardised decision making model can assist commanders in these situations.
We’re bringing together senior commanders from Jordan’s largest civil security agencies to discuss inter-agency coordination when responding to critical incidents.
The 12 Gendarmerie instructors we trained to teach First Response Tactics just taught 26 of their colleagues these skills