Table-top exercise on responding to pandemic situation
A table-top exercise that tested the responses of law enforcement services to a pandemic situation through various scenarios and challenges.
A 4-day table-top exercise was organised to enable its participants to improve their strategic (crisis) planning and responding to acute threats of certain types of natural/man-made disasters.
In addition to providing an online environment for the “practical” application of the SOPs, the exercise also included realistic scenarios and challenges that the LE services faced during the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. This exercise, which took full advantage of online tools available to DCAF (i.e. Moodle, EasyGenerator and Zoom), presented a first of its kind table-top exercise and was specifically developed by DCAF Ljubljana, to:
- enhance the participating LE officers’ crisis management, crisis response planning and strategic decision-making skills in pandemic-type situations,
- increase the awareness on the existence of the SOPs for responding to pandemic situations, and
- highlight potential shortcomings of the developed SOPs, thus allowing for their further development and adjustment.