Travis Black does not know much about Vaurca since they're fairly new to his expertise. The rest of security were just standing there, while the known assailant further advanced on the crew, they were not reacting to anything and when the Vaurca was attempting to lockdown Medbay to keep Security out, I opened the door between lockdowns, as medical was unlocking the shutters. So I sprung into action since everyone was just standing there instead of going for the arrest and protecting the crew. The safety of the crew is always Travis' first priority and after stopping the threat I let the arresting officers finish the rest. I'm not going to allow people to get attacked and injured and just sit back. My officers don't have access to Medbay, so I opened the doors for them, after I stopped the threat I delegated the officers to finish the arrest. They all decided to still stand there instead of taking the suspect to Brig, while others stood around watching, after being told to go back on patrol. It was a split second decision between seeing the Vaurca threat approach the medical staff and attempt to lock us out, to rushing and stopping the threat. I trusted my officers to follow my lead and a couple did. In the amount of time I stop and tell my officers. Okay, so I'm going to open the door, follow me, I'm gonna open this next door and attempt to stop the Vaurca threat. Okay, now you need to cuff them. Okay now pick them up. Okay now take them back to Brig and process them.
No. I'm going to expect my officers to know what to do when a threat shows itself, I opened the doors, stopped the threat since I was already there, and then let them proceed.
As far as "frontlining" I was already at/near Medbay when the call for Security was made. I'm not going to go back to my office and chill while I'm closest. That's neglect of duty as well as idiotic. I delegate the officers when able, and watch instead of acting several times within a shift. The one time I act instead of delegating was because of an active threat that all other officers were either too worried about talking, standing around or just didn't have access to Medbay. As soon as I opened the door at least one officer went through and assisted me with the takedown. I think the incident went extremely well given the circumstances and I commend that one officer who followed my lead and finished the arrest. As far as the flash goes, they were too close in range for a tazer as well as there being too many civilians right behind/in the line of fire. The flash was in my pocket and I had to act fast, Travis Black did not understand the extent of how badly flashes effect Vaurca and thought it was just a mildly more irritant than a normal human's reaction to a flash. After learning that the Vaurca was injured, while in custody, I told Security to get them medical care and then process them.
Let's talk about the arrest. I was first/second on scene and saw the Vaurca behind Medbay doors, with the Captain's ID. I told them to surrender, and they didn't. Then I saw that another officer was talking to them trying to diffuse the situation. I walked behind all the other officers to allow them to take care of the situation. The Vaurca then proceeded to enter the Medical Office north of the lobby where there were civilians. THEN, the Vaurca attempted to lockdown the Medbay so we couldn't get in. Seeing how no one was doing anything, I wasn't going to just sit there and allow harm to come upon the staff inside the office with the assailant. Once the shutters popped back open, I rushed into action, opening the door to allow any other Security to come in with me. Attempted to have them surrender yet again, and they didn't. So I opened the final door, flashed the suspect, made sure the civilians were out of danger and then the Vaurca then summoned bats and we had to deal with that, all while the Vaurca was attacking one of my men. I then brought out my tazer, since all civilians were out of the line of fire and attempted to subdue the Vaurca again. Then everyone was blinded and somehow the Vaurca was disabled and was cuffed by another security member. I think the situation was handled well within the circumstances, I stayed back and attempted to let the officers handle it when appropriate, and only took action when civilians were in harm or the situation changed to more drastic measures being required. I have been HoS on several shifts now and have delegated, not frontlined for most of them. I do not believe I need to work on delegation or not "frontlining" as I let officers do their due diligence when there is no harm at stake.
I even spoke with another Head of Staff at the time and they agreed that what I did was no issue and right for the situation at hand. I stand by my actions as I feel stun batons are more 'vicious' than a flash, in most circumstances. Travis Black has now learned however, how flashes affect Vaurca on a larger scale than he previously thought.