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There does not appear to be any focus on ensuring the leaders have the knowledge or training to effectively manage a critical incident. No ongoing training for supervisors on how to manage a critical incident. Or preparing them if they don’t have the skills. Rank does not equal knowledge, skills or ability. Relying on subject matter experts in a squad can only go so far, as the ultimate responsibility for an incident relies with the supervisor. Many an incident are just allowed to “play themselves out” and there is little or no control exerted by the leaders of the squads. Had a little bit of command and control been exerted to manage an incident then the response by the officers may have gone better.