Time-Constrained Mission Planning for Patrol Officers
Course Description: This course offers a standard for planning based on the spectrum of “tactical excellence” (accomplishing the mission with minimal costs) and “tactical failure” (missions where the costs exceeded the benefits of accomplishing the mission). The course also introduces a tool for managing time called the “Time-constrained Planning Process” which can be used when officers have between 2 and 48 hours to plan a mission. Officers are introduced to a tool for managing information called the “Concept of the Operation”. Students will break up into teams and plan a time-constrained mission over lunch. A class on giving a military-style mission brief is taught, and students then brief the class the mission they planned based upon that class. The final class is how to conduct an After-Action Review.
Prerequisites: Computer with Microsoft Office, internet access