NTOA › Forums › Operational Leadership › SWAT Command Decision-Making And Leadership I: Federman v. County of Kern › Do you ascertain if articulable facts exist prior to any escalation? › Reply To: Do you ascertain if articulable facts exist prior to any escalation?
Yes, to the extent you can discuss them and verify the actual problem that exists. Once facts are established, any escalation must be reasonable for the given circumstances. If there is no time to discuss, I trust that my teammates will make the right decisions under the circumstances.