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The Swatting Masterclass: Best Practices for Mitigating Swatting Incidents

Register now for MCP’s Swatting Masterclass, a free virtual event designed to educate emergency-response organizations—primarily 911 centers and law-enforcement agencies but also fire/rescue and emergency medical agencies—regarding strategies to combat “swatting incidents.” The practice involves fake 911 calls designed to prompt an emergency response, especially from special weapons and tactics (SWAT) teams.

The Masterclass will cater to various audiences, all of whom play a critical in recognizing, responding to, and ideally preventing swatting incidents. This includes all aspects of emergency response. The Masterclass also will contain resources for investigators, prosecutors, and policymakers, all of whom play a critical role in ensuring stiffer punishments for those convicted of swatting.

Participants can develop their own educational paths by attending the complete Masterclass or individual sessions. The following topics will be presented live:

  • Introduction to Swatting
  • Swatting Incident Identification, Parts One and Two
  • Operational Changes for Effective Swatting Mitigation
  • Policy Recommendations
  • Technology Considerations
  • Call to Action

Attendees are eligible for:

  • One National Emergency Number Education (NENA) continuing education unit (CEU) towards Emergency Number Professional certification
  • Continuing developing education credits from the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED)

The full agenda and additional details can be found at the link below.

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May 22 2024


Eastern Time
10:00 am - 6:00 pm




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