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Police Preparedness and Response to Terrorism


Summary: This two-day seminar is intended for operational, supervisory and command law enforcement personnel who want to become more effective in preparing for and responding to future terrorism incidents. The training provided in this seminar will also prove valuable in developing plans and strategies for dealing with non-terrorism incidents. All students will be provided a written outline of course content and the opportunity to view and discuss video tapes and slides of terrorist incidents.

Duration: Two Days

Results: Improved preparedness and response to both terrorism and non-terrorism related incidents.

program details


Topics Covered in this Seminar: 

Introduction to Terrorism

Terrorism Issues, Trends and Conclusions
Terrorism Targets and Tactics
Risk Assessment
The Al Qaeda Tapes
Case Studies
Terrorist Weapons
Terrorism in Your Area
Jurisdictional Response
Operation Characteristics
National Response Plan

Table Top Exercise

Program Details

Introduction to Terrorism - the student will discuss the history of terrorism, the effect of September 11, 2001 , the objectives and capabilities of terrorists and our vulnerability.
Terrorism Targets and Tactics - the student will list terrorist methodology, training, target history,  selection and infrastructure. 
The Al Qaeda Tapes - the student will discuss a military assessment of the tapes.
Terrorist Weapons - the student will identify the philosophy of usage, weapons types and effects.
Counter-Terrorism - the student will discuss current and required terrorism response planning, risk and vulnerability assessments, intelligence collection and dissemination, training and rehearsing needed.
Operation Characteristics - the student will identify the salient operational characteristics relating to command and control, communications, logistics victim management etc. during and incident.

Terrorism Issues, Trends and Conclusions - the student will examine and analyze the key issues, lessons learned and what to expect in the future.

Risk Assessment - the student will identify threats, organized and deliberate disruptions and how to react to the loss of critical facilities and infrastructure.

Case Studies - the student will discuss selected terrorist attacks on U. S. interests.

Terrorist Weapons

Terrorism in Your Area - the student will identify potential targets, assess their risk and vulnerability and how to protect them.

Jurisdictional Response - the student will discuss and analyze the local response, cooperation and roles of the agencies involved in the recovery and completion of this criminal investigation.

National Response Plan - the student will identify which agencies do what and the expectations required of each.

Table Top Exercise - the students will participate in a mock weapons of mass destruction event to give them hands on experience in dealing with a choice or mixture of explosive, radiological, chemical or biological incident to tie up and facilitate learning.  
Table Top Exercise

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!

Additional suggested programs: 

Officer Survival Tactics

Basic Crisis Negotiation

Criminal Patrol Drug Enforcement - Conducting Complete Traffic Stops

Police Response to Terrorism/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents

Coping with Mass Destruction