Assignment 2 Outline
A. Attention grabber, 2001 statistics for Officers killed in line of duty in US
B. Identify date and agencies involved in the Deputy Jason Baker incident
C. Thesis, “This paper will discuss significant failures as well as significant successes from the Jason Baker incident, as well as discuss how I think the professional support of peers during times of crisis can be improved, and will identify a gap in training that may have caused some of the identified failures and describe how I would address the identified training gap”.
A. Significant failures
1. Failure to lead
a. Identifying primary vs. supporting agency
b. Division of commands
c. Hesitation from commands
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1). This paper will discuss an incident that occurred with law enforcement agencies in Marion County, Indianapolis in 2001. Members of the Marion County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) and the Indianapolis Police Department (IPD) were involved in an incident that left one MCSD Deputy fatally wounded, one IPD Officer wounded by gunfire, and two civilians wounded by gunfire. The deputy who was shot and killed was 24 year old Marion County Sheriff Deputy Jason Baker. The events that occurred on September 17th, 2001 showed the strengths and weaknesses from both departments during a critical incident. This paper will discuss from the leadership perspective the significant failures as well as significant successes resulting from the Jason Baker incident, as well as discuss how the professional support of peers during times of crisis can be improved, and will identify a gap in training that may have caused some of the identified failures and describe how I would address the identified training …show more content…
Both agencies begin exploring the deployment of patrol rifles to officers on the street. The MCSD adopted the patrol rifle program following the Jason Baker incident and IPD implemented the patrol rifle program approximately two years later. Jerry Baker, Jason’s father, helped establish the Heroes of Public Safety section at Crown Hill Cemetery and started the annual Beyond the Badge Run in memory of Jason Baker that funds scholarships for persons who wish to enter the field of Public Safety.
Leaders of both departments began to rethink the ways critical incidents are dealt with and what can be done to improve the outcomes of these types of incidents. Both agencies begin exploring the Incident Command (IC) system. The IC system is a way to have a clear command that is organized and structured to allow command decisions to be made by one command and help delegate supporting personnel/assets. As a 7 year Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officer this author can only speak of the post-merger IMPD policies and procedures that are in place now.
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