The East Midlands Branch hosted a full day workshop to develop members’ formal debriefing techniques, an excellent and thought-provoking session run my Nigel Humphreys from the East Midlands Committee. The day included a series of structured group activities:
Reviewing the NOS against their own role
Completed a personal learning style questionnaire
Peer reviewed & benchmarked several debrief reports
Demonstrated use of the experiential learning cycle as a debriefing methodology
Explored the Joint Decisions Model as a debriefing model
Explored several communication styles
Reflected upon their own style / performance as a facilitator
This excellent day, attended by 8 EPS members can be duplicated elsewhere in UK, contact the branch chair – Andy McCombe – for more details.
The recent militant attack at the DusitD2 hotel complex in Kenya is a stark reminder about the terrorist firearms threat at crowded places.
I wanted to take the opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year and to hope you celebrated the start of 2019 in good spirits with family and friends.
The first joint Branch and Professional Working Group seminar was held at Leicestershire Police HQ on 12 July. Thirty five members and paying guests spent an informative day learning about the threat, defence measures, training and exercising plus a case study. Due to the raised profile of CBRN in UK it is hoped that the CBRN PWG will work with other branches to develop learning. Andy McCombe, Chair of the East Midlands Branch, said that it was great to see so many members from other branches making the trip to improve their knowledge and network with other members and guests.
Many thousands of people offered their help. There were over 10,000 emails to the Grenfell volunteer email address and thousands more made their way to the area and found ways to help. Volunteers’ efforts made a tremendous contribution to the community response to the tragedy.