Glenn, Kevin
Incident Debrief: Suspect Self-Initiated Explosion
Hours: 2    Start Time: 15:00    End Time: 17:00    
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On May 2, 2018, the South Central Regional SWAT TEAM (CT) assisted the North Haven Police Department with an armed barricaded suspect incident involving a man who had taken his wife hostage for three days. During the progression of the tactical deployment, the suspect initiated a large explosion injuring nine operators, triggering a mass casualty rescue. After the initial explosion, South Central SWAT and on-scene personnel faced additional challenges including continued containment, evacuations, follow-up explosions, and fire exposure to adjoining homes. The incident triggered a mass response from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies that created secondary scene issues. This debrief will outline the advantages and disadvantages pertaining to the SWAT team's structure, and lessons learned during the coordination efforts with mutual aid.

Kevin Glenn - Bio
Deputy Chief Glenn is an 18-year veteran of the North Haven Police Department. For the past seven years, he has served as the commanding officer of the South Central Regional SWAT Team, which provides tactical services to six municipalities. He oversees North Haven's Uniformed Services Division, Investigative Services Division, and Professional Standards. Deputy Chief Glenn currently holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership from Albertus Magnus College. He is a graduate of the 268th session of the FBI National Academy, Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government executive leadership program, and The University of New Haven's Center for Advanced Policing program.