This event will consist of a 4-person team with one person designated as the lead officer to the Judge. The team will be dispatched a scenario that will require them to enter and clear a building with an open door. The team will advise dispatch they are on scene, approach the building, safely enter, search and secure the building along with any suspects. The scenario will require the use of critical thinking skills. The performance will be timed and evaluated according to the event guidelines. This event will encourage students to improve their officer safety, search, and decision-making skills in a manner that will challenge them in real-world law enforcement scenarios.
Competitors shall wear a uniform consistent with current standards in law enforcement patrol. The student shall wear a duty belt and flashlight throughout the duration of this event.
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This is the Official Scorecard for the event Building Search.
|Point Based||Highest Score Wins|
Competitors/Teams must meet the following minimum criteria. Failure to meet criteria will result in disqualification.
|A team MUST successfully completed the search within the 15 minute time frame, IF NOT the team will receive a “Did Not Finish” (DNF) and be disqualified (DQ).|
Advance on Point of Entry
|Advised dispatch officers were on scene||0||1|
|Use of cover||0||5|
|Stairwell Technique (if applicable)||0||5|
|Room Entry (fluid/effective)||0||5|
|Movement through room (not too fast/slow)||0||5|
|Searched suspect(s) appropriately||0||5|
|All handcuffs used were double locked||0||1|
|Use of quick peek||0||5|
|Cutting/Slicing the pie||0||5|
|Use of flashlights||0||5|
|Verbal commands were understandable||0||5|
|Use of cover||0||5|
|Control of Suspect(s)||0||5|
|Officers covering for each other||0||5|
|Muzzle safety/crossfire control||0||5|
|Properly secures any weapon(s)||0||5|
|Advised dispatch and judge that the scene was secure/suspect(s) in custody||0||1|
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