Mescan, Steve
Resiliency Lessons Learned After Past Critical Incidents

This unique course of instruction will delve into the post-critical incident challenges and issues that arise for law enforcement personnel who have been involved in these incidents. Officer resiliency, wellness, and methods to enhance the care of personnel will be discussed. Other factors such as legal, administrative and unforeseen challenges will be analyzed in detail, all with the goal of better preparing officers, teams, and agencies in dealing with the aftermath of critical incidents. The information provided is based on lessons learned post high-profile incidents that the instructor was personally involved in as an operator and team leader.

Steve Mescan - Bio
Steve Mescan is a veteran of the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and is currently assigned to the SWAT Team's Tactical Operations Section. The section comprises subject matter experts that assist the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Command Staff personnel with strategic initiatives, planning, and tactical resolution contingencies as they relate to all police operations. Steve is the past president of the Pennsylvania Tactical Officers Association and currently serves on the NTOA Board of Directors. He is an instructor for the NTOA and co-authored the NTOA Team Leader Development Program. He has instructed numerous state tactical associations and has consulted as an expert to area SWAT Teams concerning SWAT operations. In 2009, he was part of a subject matter expert team that developed the tactical strategic plan for the G-20 Summit held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.