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dc.contributor.advisorHalladay, Carolyn
dc.contributor.advisorWollman, Lauren
dc.contributor.authorBrookes, Anna C.
dc.dateSep-17
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-07T23:38:57Z
dc.date.available2017-11-07T23:38:57Z
dc.date.issued2017-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/56105
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractPolice self-deployment, described generally as the unauthorized mass response of officers to critical incidents, is alternately condemned or hailed as heroism. Confined to response narratives in after-action reports, existing literature provides no comprehensive definition. Without clear principles, it is challenging to prevent the problems produced by self-deployment such as traffic congestion and diminished command and control; nevertheless, encouraging the ingenuity and initiative leading to heroic and lifesaving acts is equally difficult. Many of the descriptions of police self-deployment match characteristics of wicked problems, as proposed by Horst Rittel and Melvin Webber. Using a case study analysis of police responses to the 2013 Christopher Dorner manhunt and 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, this thesis explored police self-deployment through the lens of wicked problems. A better understanding of the definition resulted in policy and training recommendations, including the suggestions that law enforcement embrace, rather than prohibit, self-deployment and that federally mandated incident command policies incorporate the early minutes of a critical event known as the edge of chaos.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/policeselfdeploy1094556105
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titlePolice self-deployment at critical incidents: a wicked problem or a part of the solution?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorself-deploymenten_US
dc.subject.authorpoliceen_US
dc.subject.authorICSen_US
dc.subject.authorwicked problemsen_US
dc.subject.authorBoston Marathon bombingsen_US
dc.subject.authoredge of chaosen_US
dc.subject.authorapperceptionen_US
dc.subject.authorphronesisen_US
dc.subject.authorself-initiateden_US
dc.subject.authorCynefin frameworken_US
dc.subject.authorafter-action reportsen_US
dc.subject.authorChristopher Dorner manhunten_US
dc.subject.authorbricoleuren_US
dc.subject.authorHorst Rittelen_US
dc.subject.authorMelvin Webberen_US
dc.subject.authorself-dispatchen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, Massachusetts State Policeen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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