Major Warren have just been instructed that he will be the Incident Commander and principle planner for an upcoming DRNC event. He has a meeting with Sergeants, Captains, Lieutenants, members of other agencies. He announces in the meeting that he was just informed that their agency would be planning the DRNC event along with the Miami Police agency. The first thing that he said to all was, “I really need all of your help”. As he began speaking, a Lt. intervened telling the Major that he and another member of the department already began the process as they heard about it on the news. They said that they wanted to ahead of the game. They provided Warren with intelligence reports early on. Warren asked about the last 2 action reports from each political party. He inquired about 2008 as well as the FTAA in 2003. He suggested that by having this information it gives them from leeway in reviewing since it has been a while since being involved in an event as such. A Captain chimed in and said that he already has the information form 2007-2010 Super bowl event. Warren stated that the information that they had thus far was enough for now.
What would you do If you were in Major Warrens place as the designated commander. As you commence the planning process, consider the 2 fundamental types of errors committed by policy makers in their reliance on intelligence reports to formulate policy. What would you do to minimize these errors from occurring and adversely affecting your policy decisions?
(FYI) Fundamental errors
- Seeing that that are not there
- Not seeing things that are there
You can use an example regarding 911 attacks and how they did or did not use the intelligence reports and after action reports to their advantage.
Talk about the FTAA event in 2003
We are using the textbook Public Policy Praxis. I am not sure if you an google but I would incorporate some information about using the rational approach during the planning process. (We have to incorporate some of what is in the textbook)
It would be page 124 and 125 where you get the information from.