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.