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Course Description

PER-232 - Initial Law Enforcement Response to Suicide Bombing Attacks (ILERSBA)

Initial Law Enforcement Response to Suicide Bombing Attacks (ILERSBA) was developed with support and cooperation from the Department of Homeland Security, National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board, and new Mexico Tech to provide front line law enforcement officers with the skills and knowledge to effectively interdict and respond to an imminent suicide bombing attack (person-borne or vehicle-borne) or a non-suicide attack involving a vehicle-borne device.

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
• List five reasons why terrorists select suicide bombing as their method of attack.
• Describe the evolution of the suicide bombing tactic
• Describe the three methods for delivery of an explosive device by suicide bombers.
• Describe the physical effects of an explosion.
• Explain how the physical effects of an explosion or an IED impact on public and first responder safety.
• List safety rules that govern response during suicide bombing incidents.
• Distinguish between the application of probable cause to suicide bombing incidents and routine law enforcement situations.
• Describe potential apearances and behavioral indicators of an imminent attack.
• Describe current guidelines on the use of deadly force that might apply when the threat of a suicide bombing attack exists.
• List current guidelines that might apply to the issues of officer liability and qualified immunity.
• Define safety hazards based on the type of PBIED.
• Select appropriate tactics for incapacitating a suicide bomber.
• Recognize suspicious indicators of potential improvised explosive devices.
• Define and apply safe principles of evacuation and/or shelter in place.
• Describe safety and security regarding scene management at a PBIED incident.
• Recognize suspicious indicators of potential VBIEDs.
• Describe safety and security regarding scene management at a VBIED incident.
• Define safety hazards based on the type of VBIED.
• Evaluate the situation and determine how to safely and effectively deal with the dynamics of what is occuring.
• Demonstrate an effective response to the situation, taking into considerations information and personal observations on the event.
• Identify and apply the principles in ILERSBA that allow you to contain and control the situation which will potentially reduce the potential for death and injury.

How this course is offered:

Delivered onsite at a location designated by the requesting jurisdiction.  This class is usually delivered in conjunction with PER-230 and PER-231. To request this course, you must contact

Prerequisites & Other Information:
Participants must have completed basic law enforcement training and, where applicable, on-the-job training under the supervision of a departmental training officer. All participants must have demonstrated successful performance as a patrol officer in a U.S. state or local law enforcement agency. All participants must have sufficient tenure remaining in their current or future position to allow for the application of course material upon their return.

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 8.00
Provider: New Mexico Tech
Disciplines: Law Enforcement

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