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Mobile Field Force Officer
5/22/2020 12:11:19 PM
Original Release
Last Major Release
Resource Category
Law Enforcement Operations
Primary Core Capability
On-scene Security, Protection and Law Enforcement
Secondary Core Capability
Resource Kind
Overall Function
The Mobile Field Force Officer is a sworn law enforcement officer assigned to an agency or regional Mobile Field Force (MFF) with multidisciplinary skills in patrol or fixed-site functions
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Mobile Field Force
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
Type Description
Type 1The MFF Officer is a trained, sworn, and certified law enforcement officer assigned to a specific agency or regional resource and: 1. Reports to the MFF Supervisor 2. Possesses multidisciplinary skills to perform patrol and fixed-site functions, including: a. Crowd management and crowd control b. Saturation patrols c. Staffing traffic control points d. Security of critical facilities e. Deployment of chemical agents and munitions f. Responding to calls for service g. Maintaining order and preserving the peace h. Arresting law violators i. Promoting traffic safety and enforcing vehicle and traffic laws j. Area search k. Perimeter control l. Demonstrator and protestor escort m. Prisoner control and transport
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Law enforcement education and training that provides the core knowledge, skills, proficiency, ability, and meets the Authority Having Jurisdiction's (AHJ) minimum requirements for employment as a sworn law enforcement officer
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. Training in equipment, tactics, and practices specific to the MFF 5. Additional training, which may include: a. Command Post and Forward Operations Center b. High-Risk Patrol Operational Tactics c. Deployment of Less-Lethal Weapons d. Deployment of Chemical Agents and Munitions e. Crowd Control
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Non-probationary status law enforcement officer, with one year of service
Physical/Medical Fitness1. The NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions. 2. PPE is mission specific and may vary by work environment; it includes protective footwear, protective clothing for skin exposure, eye and ear protection, respirators, gloves, and masks.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Arduous 2. Ability to work wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
CurrencyDepartment-issued weapons systems may include weapons specific to MFF operations.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every two years 2. Qualified within the last year with department-issued weapons systems
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. State, District of Columbia, or U.S. tribal or territory law enforcement officer certification 2. Basic first aid or tactical casualty care plus cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, communications, and meals, prior to deployment
FEMA, NIMS 508: Mobile Field Force
FEMA, NIMS 509: Mobile Field Force Team Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Mobile Field Force Supervisor
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS), November 2017