Leading During Crisis

I’m trying to learn for my Law class and I’m stuck. Can you help?

For this discussion, first find and select a current event that involves a crisis in the public safety sector. For example, an active shooter at a school, an officer-involved shooting, a riot at a prison, a terrorist attack, and a barricade situation are all relevant public safety crises you could select. Then analyze the crisis and the response in order to discuss these questions:

  • What is the crisis?
  • From a public safety administrator’s perspective, what was the tactical response to the incident? In your response, focus on the policy, addressing bad press, personnel, and the community.
  • From a public safety administrator’s perspective, what steps did the agency take to mitigate the crisis? What steps should it have taken? What do you recommend to mitigate the crisis?

As an optional task, you may also consider the following:

  • What kinds of plans were or should have been in place before the incident happened? Social media? Internal investigation? Partnership with other agencies?

Give a link to the current event you refer to in your discussion post.

Respond to at least two peers with reasons you agree or disagree with their analyses of the particular crisis and the plan that was in place. Did they identify the root causes or other relevant factors that could affect response tactics?

Refer to the Discussion Rubric for directions on completing these discussions.