"In an event such as a school takeover, the ability of law enforcement to establish an incident command post quickly, combine and allocate resources effectively, and cooperate with other emergency responders fully is paramount. Unfortunately, public safety agencies, especially smaller agencies in rural and remote parts of the country, do not often have the staff or budget resources for critical incident command training. A recently released, nocost training program called Incident Commander, however, can help. Available through the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) system, a program of the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice, Incident Commander is a PC-based software simulation that models real-world situations within a community, allowing for training at the management level during a critical incident."
Justice Technology Information Network: http://www.justnet.org/
TECH Beat (Winter 2007)