Modern law enforcement operations are complex and demanding. To successfully and safely serve the people of our communities, law enforcement agencies must continually train and improve officer, leadership, and department task performance. To improve their individual and collective-task performances to meet or exceed the high standards agencies are held to today, officers and leaders must know and understand what happened or did not happen during every training, event or critical incident. After-action reviews (AARs) help provide law enforcement officers and leadership feedback on mission and task performances in training and in actual events. After-action reviews identify how to correct deficiencies, sustain strengths, and focus on performance of essential tasks.
Often times, law enforcement agencies are reluctant to conduct AARs out of concern that blame or finger pointing will occur when certain objectives were not met, when an operation encountered difficulties, or officers were injured. The reality is, these are the most important times for us to learn from our past performance. The environment and climate surrounding an AAR must be one in which officers and leaders openly and honestly discuss what actually transpired in sufficient detail and clarity so everyone understand what did and did not occur and why, but most importantly, so those involved will have a strong desire to seek the opportunity to learn from past performance and improve on it in the future.
Our team of professionals have decades of combined experience in law enforcement tactical operations, street level supervision, team leadership, internal affairs, event planning, command staff and incident command. If your team, unit or agency is looking to conduct an unbiased, and detailed AAR of a training, significant event or critical incident, contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org