Scale of Desirability and the Fatal Funnel

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Scale of Desirability and the Fatal Funnel

Post by Ryan » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:14 am

http://www.policemag.com/blog/training/ ... unnel.aspx

"The Scale of Desirability, on the other hand, teaches officers that all responses fall somewhere on a scale with some responses or actions being less desirable, while others more desirable. Regardless of where their initial response falls, all situations are fixable and winnable. If the initial response is less desirable, officers simply flow into a more desirable response."

Why not conduct the more appropriate response in the first place?

"This builds on the philosophy of consistency in principle while allowing for diversity in application."

This is fantastic in comparison to reverting to old dogmas or unconsolidated training. The seal finally broke, the new age of tactical thinking begins? No I don't think so, but it's good that they are now accounting for personal responsibilities based against the threat and attempting other methods when crap hits the fan.

"The "fatal funnel" is a term usually used pertaining to building-clearing operations. It refers to areas such as stairwells, hallways and doorways that are generally narrow, confining areas that offer little or no cover or concealment and potentially limit the officer's tactical options if they have to go into combat."

I think Nathan would argue this one.

CQB-TEAM Education and Motivation.

"Pragmatism over theory."
"Anyone with a weapon is just as deadly as the next person."
"Unopposed CQB is always a success, if you wanted you could moonwalk into the room holding a Pepsi."

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