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Mobile Field Force Team Leader
5/22/2020 12:14:22 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 Team Leader manages a Mobile Field Force (MFF)
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 Team Leader is a law enforcement manager (lieutenant or above) who has overall authority and responsibility for a pre-designated team capable of managing large crowds, site operations, and saturation patrols to maintain order and preserve the peace, and: 1. Reports to the Operations Section Chief, Incident Commander (IC), or appropriate incident command authority 2. Coordinates with the Operations Section, Planning Section, and Logistics Section, as necessary 3. Plans and coordinates missions 4. Deploys personnel 5. Maintains situational awareness 6. Coordinates operations, such as: a. Incident Command Post and field operations center b. High-risk patrol operational tactics c. Deployment of less-lethal weapons d. Deployment of chemical agents and munitions e. Crowd control f. Supervising basic patrol operations g. Supervising critical incidents 7. Provides timely situation reports 8. Supports incident resolution 9. Completes after action reports
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Law enforcement education and training that provides the core knowledge, skills, proficiency, and ability and meets the minimum requirements for employment as a sworn law enforcement officer team leader, with additional training in MFF command operations
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. ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents 4. ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command System – Complex Incidents 5. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 6. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 7. Training in equipment, tactics, and practices specific to the MFF 8. Agency Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) certified supervisory core curriculum 9. 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 f. Supervising Basic Patrol Operations g. Supervising Critical Incident
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Five years of experience as a law enforcement officer, including three years of experience as a law enforcement supervisor
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) 3. AHJ approved as a supervisor and MFF Team Leader
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 Officer
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