Designed for in person local and distance learning delivery and specializing in national and regional issues like border security, coastal and international water boundary concerns, interstate commerce challenges, infrastructure vulnerabilities and issues unique to tribal police departments, our courses are customized to the needs of local law enforcement while providing a broader look into related national and regional issues and efforts.
Civil Rights, Liberties and the Constitution
Each of our trainers are experts in applying Counter-Terror techniques while respecting the rights and constitutionally protected civil liberties of American citizens. Every program begins and ends with “awareness training” of what law enforcement can and cannot do in this regard and attendees are taught how to respect these liberties and rights while protecting the general public. This is done through interactive role playing. Local and State laws are discussed.
Often overlooked in the terror discussion is the potential impact of domestic terror groups including Eco-Terrorists, Supremacists and other racially focused groups. Our instructors address each of these concerns individually and offer suggestions and techniques for minimizing their effectiveness and preventing incidents that could harm the general public or special groups.
Understanding the enemy motivators and examining historical data are key components of this training. Experts with FBI, CIA and Israeli Intelligence deliver programs designed to heighten awareness of potential attacks of international and Islamo-Fascist terror groups. Attendees are taught how to identify vulnerabilities in their sectors and develop contingency plans for dealing with these challenges through gaming exercises and role playing.
International Border Vulnerabilities
With more than 8,000 miles of international border and boundary waters and coastlines, the United States has a significant challenge securing these borders and protecting the adjacent communities and beyond. These courses deal with unique issues facing border area law enforcement including drug smuggling and human trafficking. Both crimes are gateways to other forms of violence and terror including kidnapping, murder and acts of terror. Attendees are taught how to identify border crimes before they happen and how to isolate those crimes which may preclude acts of terror.
Preventing Terrorism through Terror Indicators
Understanding that acts of terror often involve detailed planning and follow through by aligned but separate cells gives law enforcement an opportunity to prevent these events through sustained vigilance and community cooperation. Coordinating intelligence provided by local citizens and harnessing the power of the individual observer is addressed and discussed.
Actively managing and coordinating an anti-terror unit requires an understanding of the potential terror groups operating in and around your area and maximizing intelligence gathering efforts. Our instructors have many years of experience working with large metropolitan counter terror operations to small local ones. Effective intelligence gathering efforts preclude terror disasters. Real world examples are explored and dissected.
Distance Learning From The Homeland Security Policy Institute Group
On line training or Web-based training (CLOUD) is an innovative approach to distance learning in which computer-based training (CBT) is transformed by the technologies and methodologies of the World Wide Web, the Internet, and intranets. Web-based training presents up to date content in a structure allowing self-directed, self-paced instruction in a number of topics. The WBT supplied by our partners and trainers is multi-media rich training fully capable of evaluation, adaptation, and remediation, all independent of computer type or platform.
It has been established that web-based training is an ideal vehicle for delivering training to agencies located anywhere in the world at any time. Advances in computer network technology and improvements in bandwidth will usher in capabilities for unlimited multimedia access. Web browsers that support 3-D virtual reality, animation, interactions, chat and conferencing, and real-time audio and video will offer unparalleled training opportunities here at HSPIG.
With the tools at hand today, our partners and trainers have developed a highly effective WBT to meet the training needs of a diverse first responder population. Web-based performance support systems (CLOUDS) will further help today’s agencies perform their jobs by integrating WBT, information systems, and job aids into unified systems available on demand in remote or localized locations around the world.