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AWR-219 Site Protection through Observational Techniques
Date: 1/17/2019
Location: University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
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In this course, participants are provided an overview of threat and vulnerability analyses and how these can be used to establish effective defenses. Participants are also provided with an overview of security operations that can be applied for prevention and detection of potential terrorist acts.

Participants can incorporate this course into planning for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) component and device interdiction, conducting behavioral assessments, implementing screening operations, conducting non-intrusive inspections, scene control, evacuation, and media relations.

This class has been POST Board approved.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Define assessment and discuss its importance, and assess targets in terms of their criticality, threats, vulnerabilities, and existing security countermeasures and zone locations.
  • Identify preoperational activities of terrorists and criminals and evaluate those activities in relation to established baselines.
  • Describe appropriate actions, if any, to take based on previous evaluations as well as how to report those actions and related information.
  • Successfully teach an indirect delivery of Site Protection through Observational Techniques (SPOT).

Target Audience
includes Law Enforcement, Private Sector / Corporate Security and Safety Professionals, Transportation Security, and Emergency Managers. Accepted applicants will be notified by NDDES approximately 4 weeks prior to the scheduled course dates.

The class will begin at 8:00 am and end at 5:00 pm and will be held at the Tech Accelerator Building, 4201 James Ray Drive, Grand Forks, ND 58202.

Students must obtain a FEMA Student Identification (SID) number if they do not already have one. To register for a SID, applicants should go to https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid. . On the right of the screen, clicking on “Need a FEMA SID” allows an applicant to register. Applicants will receive the SID via email.

This site updated as of 3/23/2019.