Critical Incident Scribe

Course detail

Program area: Investigative techniques

Course code: SCRIBE

Course registration details
Session(s) Location Start date End date
Not available - - -
Cost – Canadian Police
Tuition Accommodation Full Meals Total
$ 1,925.00 $ 475.00 $ 350.60 $ 2,750.60
Cost – Other eligible registrants (Canadian and International)
Tuition Accommodation Full Meals Total
$ 2,775.00 $ 475.00 $ 350.60 $ 3,600.60


  • Accommodations include arrival of student the night before course start date.
  • Cost is based on the Single room with a shared bathroom priced at $ 95.00/night
  • Travel grant funding may be available (for non-federal police agencies only)


Scribes are located within crisis negotiations units and use different high-tech approaches to make notations and record events from start to finish. Scribes are vital in reconstructing an event, including the reasoning behind the decision making process. This course focuses on the key responsibilities that a scribe holds within the incident command system. It teaches and demonstrates the importance of developing and maintaining an accurate and complete record of the actions and activities of the Incident Commander.

Format and delivery

Length of course: 5 days

Class size: maximum 18 students

Delivery setting: theoretical portions are offered in classroom; practical exercises take place in syndicate rooms.

Learning outcomes

Eligibility and mandatory requirements



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