Law Enforcement Prevention and Deterrence of Terrorist Acts
Course Reviewed/Updated: 10/01/2017
This course trains law enforcement personnel on actions they can take to prevent, deter and respond to terrorist acts. The law enforcement officer is part of the front line defense in preventing and deterring WMD terrorist incidents where the release of WMD agents is likely to occur because of criminal actions. The nature of law enforcement officers’ daily work environment provides them with an enhanced understanding of the community not shared by the public. This heightened community awareness provides law enforcement officers with a unique opportunity to prevent or deter potential WMD terrorist incidents.
This awareness level course focuses on the recognition, prevention, and deterrence of terrorist activity and crimerelated high consequence events for law enforcement and other public safety professionals. Subject areas covered in the course include intelligence gathering, threat recognition, community-oriented policing, counterfeit identification detection, information sharing among agencies and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) agents or materials that can be procured either legitimately or illegally to produce a WMD.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- discuss how the terrorist threat has evolved in terms of organization, structure, involved persons, and motivations,
- recognize phases and terrorist activities within the Terrorist Attack Cycle,
- identify the indicators of terrorist cells and organizations that can lead to the disruption of terrorist attacks,
- identify how officers during the performance of their daily duties can assist with the prevention and deterrence of
- recognize common characteristics associated with counterfeit and altered domestic and international identity
- identify the types of materials—legal or illegal—that may be obtained from local sources to produce CBRNE agents as
well as differentiate between labs used to produce clandestine drugs and those that produce CBRNE agents, and
- practice strategies of prevention and deterrence in their response to a video of a routine police call.
Prerequisites & Other Information:
Participants must be US citizens and have FEMA student identification numbers with them on the first day of class.
To obtain the FEMA student ID Number (SID):
FEMA Student Identification Number
No tuition is charged.
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