Introduction: The key to event mitigation is establishing and maintaining a stable, relatively predictable environment. Control is lost and security breaches occur if the environment of the event is not stabilized.
Your task as an onsite police commander at a bank robbery in your hometown is to contain a suspect who is within a two-block radius of the bank. Note that the suspect is armed and dangerous. Look at the location of the bank and outline the actions that you would take to contain the suspect within the two-block area. Take precautions to diminish the possibility of harm or injury to citizens and your officers.
Keep in mind the following parameters: The two-storey bank is located in the middle of a busy block. There are businesses lining the other side of the street as well. There is an alley behind the bank running the length of the block. There is a parking garage, a daycare, and five restaurants within the perimeter that must be evacuated. There is a two-storey building to the right of the bank and a three-storey building directly across the street from the bank.
Using the parameters listed above: Establish controlled entry points. Place roadblocks. Designate a command post.