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Homeland Security Training on Police Response to Terrorism/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents


Coping With Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Since September 11, 2001, our nation has moved to a new state of alert.  No longer are terrorism and the use of weapons of mass destruction something that happens in a different part of the world.  Law Enforcement and fire services at every level in the United States are involved in the war on terrorism.

Chemical ProtectionSummary: This full-day program will enable the first responders to better deal with the threat of, as well as actual incidents of mass destruction.  Focused on the threat that terrorism poses in today's world, the program explores goals of terrorists, weapons of mass destruction, response handling of police. fire and emergency medical  personnel and notification procedures. (program details)

Duration: One Day

Results: The student will be better prepared to identify and respond to  terrorists threats.

Program Details: 
At the dawn of a new millennium, the possibility of a terrorist attack involving weapons of mass destruction -- chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or large explosive weapons--remained real.  Lectures as well as discussion of each major area will enhance the learning opportunities for this program.

Seminar Content: Students will be given instruction and a topical outline on the following areas. They will then participate in a SIMULATED, PRACTICAL WMD EXERCISE to reinforce learning.  They should be aware of their agencies policies regarding their role and the response to WMD.

Introduction to Terrorism and Terrorist Groups (3 hours)
Given a lecture and topical outline, the student will identify the specific definition of terrorism to be used throughout the program. He/she will identify general terrorist groups and tactics, their common cellular structures and ways to identify them through investigation and inquiry. In addition, he/she will identify the group philosophies and goals of the three major types of groups; International, Domestic, and Single Issue.

Introduction to Weapons of Mass Destruction (2 hours)
Given a lecture and topical outline, the student will identify and discuss Weapons of Mass Destruction, their effects, symptoms and indicators as they relate to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Explosive components of devices that can be deployed.

Police Response to a WMD Incident (3 hours)
Given a lecture and topical outline, the student will identify and discuss the proper strategies and tactics of; Prevention and Deterrence, Notification, Response, Recovery and Restoration to employ in a WMD incident. Recommended ways to secure the scene, protect yourself, isolate the exposed, request expert assistance and manage victims will be discussed, beyond hazardous material training intervention, as part of this criminal investigation.

Who Should Attend: There is a need to have a better understanding of terrorists, their background, philosophies and motivations as well as preventative methods and response and recovery procedures in place in the event of an incident of mass destruction. If your agency is not prepared to cope in this critical area, then . . .You Should Attend!

This seminar complements our one day Homeland Security seminar for Dispatchers: " Dispatcher Role in Terrorism / Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents"  (click for details) Both Seminars can be presented on consecutive days to update, keep current and coordinate activities of the Communication Center and the First Responders should such an incident occur.


Additional suggested programs: 

Police Officer Survival Tactics
Basic Crisis Negotiation Course
Criminal Patrol Drug Enforcement - Conducting Complete Traffic Stops
Dispatcher Role in Terrorism / Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents
Crisis Call Taking