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______ ______ – Any incident in which people are being held against their will by another person or persons, usually by force or coercion.

Hostage Incident


_______ subjects are defined as persons who refuse to submit to arrest or detainment for a Baker Act



Not all subjects who refuse to surrender are considered



Barricaded subjects are defined as persons who refuse to submit to arrest or detainment for a Baker Act and:

1. Who officers believe to be armed or have the potential to be armed and pose a threat to citizens and/or officers,

2. Who are believed to have been involved in a criminal act and/or are a threat to himself and/or to the lives and safety of citizens or officers,

3. Who are in a position of advantage, affording cover and concealment, or are contained in an open area and the approach of officers could precipitate an adverse reaction by the suspect.


______ _______ _______– A person threatening suicide with a weapon that barricades or places himself in a position of advantage where the approach by first responding officers could unnecessarily escalate the situation or endanger the officers.

Armed Suicidal Subject


The ____ officer at the scene must determine if the situation is bona fide.



If the situation is bona fide, the officer must evaluate the situation to determine:

1. If the incident involves an active shooter(s), barricaded suspect(s), and/or hostages;

2. If a hostage is present, and if so, how many;

3. The number of suspects and type(s) of weapons involved, if possible; and

4. If notification of resources such as Command personnel, the Aviation and Marine Units, or Canine officers, etc., will be necessary.


Canine Officers will not release their service dogs under residences when a suspect is known to be present. A subject located under a residence, who is refusing to comply with commands, is considered a _______ ______.

barricaded subject


The first officer(s) at the scene must:

1. Confine the perpetrator(s) to the immediate area, maintaining firearms discipline;

2. Notify the Communications Center and request notification of his immediate supervisor and the Patrol Watch Commander;

3. Request assistance and use of the tactical talk group;

4. Detain all witnesses who may have pertinent information regarding the incident;

5. Request Fire/Rescue if needed; and

6. When possible, establish and maintain a log of times and events.


The duties of the first supervisor at the scene of a barricaded subject or hostage situation consist of the following:

1. Maintain an inner perimeter to contain the suspect/subject and document on the Perimeter Assignment Form (P-1769);

2. Establish an outer perimeter, excluding all unauthorized persons and document on the Perimeter Assignment Form (P-1769);

3. Request the Watch Commander to respond to the scene.

4. Set up a temporary command post and notify the Communications Center of its location. Responding units will report to the command post for assignments and briefing unless instructed to do otherwise;

5. Evacuate endangered or injured persons and bystanders;

6. Have the news media assemble in one location to receive information from the appropriate source; and

7. Ensure the completion of both the Perimeter Assignment Form (P-1769) and the First Responder Intelligence Form (P-0428) to be turned over to the
S.W.A.T. Commander upon his arrival.


If the barricaded subject and/or hostage situation still prevails, the S.W.A.T. Team and Hostage Negotiator Team will be requested by the Commanding Officer at the
scene ( ______ or higher) and all proper notifications will be made by the _______ ______.


Communications Center.


Notes shall be kept recording the content of any negotiations conducted prior to the arrival of the Hostage Negotiator Team. The notes shall include all ______, ______ and _______ given by the suspect.

demands, threats, and timelines


The First Supervisor at the scene of an incident should ensure the following information is obtained, if applicable:

1. Does the suspect(s) have any warrants or criminal charges pending;

2. Does the suspect(s) meet Baker Act criteria;

3. The criminal history of suspect/victim(s);

4. Any known weapons, (number and type);

5. Are alcohol or drugs involved;

6. Diagram of residence or building, to include location of officers in the inner perimeter;

7. Are there any keys or is the key holder available;

8. The number and types of telephones, and the telephone number, if verified;

9. The number of persons involved (including medical condition, if known);

10. Are there any pets or animals present;

11. The known family members or acquaintances;

12. The timeline of events since arrival;

13. Are there any vehicles located in the driveway and are the vehicles’ tag numbers noted; and

14. Any other information that may assist the S.W.A.T. Team and/or Negotiator Supervisor.


If the S.W.A.T. Team and Hostage Negotiators are requested, the authority to direct activity within the inner perimeter rests with the S.W.A.T. ______ ______.

Command Staff


The responsibility for maintaining the outer perimeter, crowd control, and support function rests with the Patrol
______ ________.

Watch Commander


Final decisions concerning the length of negotiations and use of force, including the use of chemical munitions by the S.W.A.T. Team rests with the _____ _____, designated as the Incident Commander unless relieved by a higher authority.

Division Chief


When applicable, the commanding officer in charge or his designee will arrange for:

1. Chase/surveillance vehicles to maintain visual contact with a suspect until such time as the suspect can be contained; and

2. Control of travel routes by utilizing non-tactical personnel to control normal traffic flow.


In the event a barricaded subject and/or hostage situation occurs within a Jails or Prisons Division facility, immediate efforts to resolve the situation shall be the responsibility of the affected ______ ______.

facility's personnel


Command of a barricaded subject and/or hostage situation within the affected Jails or Prisons Division facility will rest with the highest on-duty facility commander until relieved by a _____ ______.

higher authority


_____ ______ personnel may be requested to act as support personnel for perimeter containment and security, if necessary, but will not interject into
the Jails or Prisons Division's efforts to resolve the barricaded subject and/or hostage situation at this point.

Patrol Division


If the situation presents a crisis requiring specially trained personnel, the S.W.A.T. and ______ ________ Team will be called. Upon their arrival at the scene, the command responsibilities outlined in Article IV. A and C of this order will become effective.

Hostage Negotiator


The _____ _______ in command will ensure that all proper reports have been prepared and submitted.

patrol supervisor


The patrol supervisor in command will ensure that all _____ ______ is properly secured.

damaged property


In a Department of Corrections setting, the _____ _______ will ensure that all proper reports have been prepared and submitted.

Watch Commander








ISOLATE the threat and evacuate. The On Scene Incident Commander should be constantly evaluating and assessing the situation to ensure that the threat is contained and measures are taken to provide for the safety and security of the surrounding community. The On Scene Incident Commander should at a minimum be taking into consideration the following:

1. Is a safe evacuation possible and warranted?

2. What kind of weapon(s) is being used and what is the threat level to the officers and the surrounding community? (High powered firearms, Explosives, Biohazardous material, etc.).

3. The overall magnitude of the incident, its impact on the surrounding community and the potential for the spread of violence.


CONTAIN the threat to minimize the danger to responding emergency personnel and the surrounding community, while being constantly mindful of the need for flexibility in response to the fluid situation. The On Scene Incident Commander at a minimum should be providing for the following:

1. Immediately establish an inner perimeter, using available resources to contain the threat and deny mobility, being constantly mindful of safety concerns.

2. Designate officers to serve as an apprehension team to take the suspect safely into custody should he/she surrender.

3. Utilize the FIRST RESPONDER INTELLIGENCE FORM (P-0428) to record the deployment of resources and intelligence related to the incident.

4. Establish an outer perimeter to direct traffic and pedestrians away from the area of danger to ensure their safety and prevent the escalation of the event.


Officers assigned to the _____ perimeter positions will use appropriate cover.



EVALUATE/ASSESS the situation constantly to ensure appropriate measures are being taken to provide for the protection of the surrounding community, the containment of the threat, and the mitigation of liability to the agency. The On Scene Incident Commander should be constantly considering the following:

1. Are our actions effectively stabilizing the situation or is the situation deteriorating?

2. Has the threat been isolated and the potential for future violence been minimized?

3. Have hazards to responding emergency personnel been identified and addressed?

4. Do we have appropriate resources at the scene to effectively resolve the incident? (S.W.A.T., Negotiators, Bomb Squad, JFRD, Air Unit, etc.).


REPORT to responding supervisors/commanding officers any hazards, what resources have been deployed, and actions taken to address the situation. The following is a
listing of information/intelligence that should be continually collected, evaluated, and disseminated:

1. Location of officers and/or resources;

2. Number and type of injuries;

3. Suspect(s) information;

4. Identity of victims or witnesses;

5. Weapons;

6. Pending Charges;

7. Location information;

8. Persons evacuated;

9. Vehicles involved; and

10. Timeline to include threats, demands, and time limits.

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