Operations index

Command and control

Command and control definitions and procedures

1 Definitions

1.1 Integrity of command

1.2 Command resilience

1.3 Span of command

1.4 Span of control

1.5 Memorandum of understanding

1.6 Steady state policing

1.7 Rising tide incidents

1.8 Planned operations

1.9 Spontaneous incidents

2 Procedures

2.1 Function of command

2.2 Command interoperability

2.2.1 Gold (strategic) command tier

2.2.2 Silver (tactical) command tier

2.2.3 Bronze (operational) command tier

2.3 Command accreditation

2.4 Command procedures

2.5 Command protocols

2.6 Initial command of spontaneous incidents

2.7 Transfer of command

Command structures

1 GSB structure

2 Command structure

2.1 Complex incidents and operations

2.1.1 Example

2.2 Role not rank specific

2.3 Flexibility

3 Gold (strategic) commander

3.1 Gold (strategic) commander roles and responsibilities

4 Silver (tactical) commander

4.1 Silver (tactical) commander roles and responsibilities

5 Bronze (operational) commander

5.1 Bronze (operational) commander roles and responsibilities

Command support

1 Organisation and level of command support

2 Considerations for commanders

2.1 Resource awareness

3 Gold support

3.1 Gold support officer

4 Strategic coordinating group

4.1 Meetings

5 Strategic coordination centre

6 Silver control and support

7 Tactical coordinating group

8 Control rooms

8.1 Mobile forward control facilities

9 Regional and national coordination

10 Partnership working

11 Advisory and specialist groups

12 Technology

12.1 Airwave

Operational planning

Core planning principles

1 Role of the police

2 Human Rights Act 1998

2.1 Police use of force

3 Planning for interoperability

3.1 Plan in partnership

3.2 Plan to scale up

3.3 Set up systems

3.4 Train staff

3.5 Exercise the plans and processes

4 Communication

4.1 Benefits

4.2 Communications plan

4.3 Media plan

4.4 Public liaison during an operation

5 Record keeping

6 Regional operations

7 National operations

Planning resources

1 Current operational capacity

2 Support structures

2.1 Planning

2.1.1 Strategic coordinating group

2.1.1.1 Role of the SCG

2.1.2 Tactical planning group

2.2 Information

2.2.1 Responsibility for decisions

2.2.2 Information gathering process

2.2.3 Need for dedicated intelligence function

2.2.4 Management of police information

2.3 Resources

2.4 Logistics

2.5 Finance

2.5.1 Cost recovery

2.6 Legal

Strategic plannning

1 General principles

2 Legal and policy framework

3 Establishing partners and stakeholders

4 Strategic objective setting

4.1 Features of an effective strategy

4.2 Tactical parameters

4.3 Policing style

5 Assessing risk and impact

5.1 Community impact assessments

5.2 Operational constraints

5.3 Health and safety risk assessment

6 Staff support

7 Communications plan

8 Response to spontaneous incidents

Tactical planning

1 Tactical planning principles

2 Working with tactical advisers

3 Assessing tactical options

4 Contingency planning

4.1 Identifying contingencies

Deployment planning

1 Principles

2 Actions

3 Record of deployment

Briefing and debriefing

1 The national briefing model

1.1 Briefing and debriefing process

2 Briefing

2.1 Content

2.2 Briefing structure

2.2.1 The IIMARCH model

2.3 Operation order

2.3.1 Gold strategy parameters

2.3.2 Duration and complexity of the operation

2.4 Briefing staff on the media

2.5 Briefing objectives

2.5.1 Briefing prompts

2.5.2 Training

2.6 Method and environment

2.6.1 Good communication

2.6.2 Media/non-police representatives

2.7 Checklist

3 Debriefing

3.1 Commencing a debriefing

3.2 Organisational learning

3.3 Emergency and/or major incident

3.3.1 Report

3.3.2 Multi-agency report

3.3.3 Issues

3.4 Debriefing performance management

3.5 Dissemination

3.6 Debriefing structure

3.6.1 Partner agencies

3.7 Audit and disclosure

Operational review

1 Different types of review processes

2 Role of independent advisory groups

3 Post-incident procedures

3.1 Post incident manager

3.2 Progress of the inquiry

3.3 Post-operation debrief

3.3.1 Officers conferring

3.3.2 Recording discussions

3.3.3 Debriefing procedure

3.4 Cases resulting in death or serious injury

3.5 Cases that reveal failings in command

4 Multi-agency considerations

4.1 Memorandums of understanding

4.2 Agency primacy

5 Types of review processes

6 Complaints and self-referral

6.1 Public confidence

6.2 Explaining actions

6.3 Article 2 of the ECHR and the duty to investigate

7 Public inquiry

7.1 Calling a public inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005

7.2 When an inquiry is called

7.2.1 Managing the force response to a public inquiry

7.3 Basic principles for dealing with public inquiries

8 Learning lessons

9 Peer review

Reference material