Courses & Units

Tactical Command and Control in Policing PEM304

Introduction

This unit examines the role of police in responding to critical incidents and emergency management situations, specifically focusing on frontline, tactical, command and control. Tactical policing practices and command and control (C2) are addressed in a variety of circumstances, and students are exposed to the issues involved in tactical C2 across a variety of diverse contexts. Students examine a variety of issues that affect tactical C2 through the lens of C2 theory, including interoperability with other services and agencies, tactical decision-making, and the roles played by police supervisors and frontline personnel. This unit will provide a foundation of C2 knowledge required for further study throughout the Tasmania Police promotional programs.

Summary

Unit name Tactical Command and Control in Policing
Unit code PEM304
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Policing and Emergency Management
Coordinator Doctor James Dwyer
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the policies, procedures and legislation that impact on police responses to critical incidents.
  • Analyse command and control theory and its application to the management and resolution of critical incidents.
  • Critically reflect on police responses to emergency incidents.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,892.00 $888.00 not applicable $1,919.00

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Teaching

AssessmentHypotheticals quiz (20%)|Recorded presentation (40%)|Critical analysis (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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