Career Elective Homeland Security 3

DESCRIPTION:

This course discusses evolution of international and domestic threats to homeland security. It also describes effects of nuclear, chemical, and biological, and chemical weapons and appropriate security personnel activities and actions. This course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 details existing and emerging terrorist threats to homeland security. It also describes characteristics and effects of various biological and chemical weapons.

Semester 2 defines effects of radiation, describes terrorists’ use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and details preparation and response procedures for potential and actual WMD incidents. It discusses bomb types, composition, and functionality, describes bomber goals and motivations, and details bomb threat evaluation and management procedures. It also identifies domestic terrorist groups and describes their motivations, theories, tactics, and goals, and discusses how protection officers can best manage a crisis situation.

CREDITS:

1 Credit

PREREQUISITES:

Career Elective Homeland Security 1

Career Elective Homeland Security 2

Homeland Security 3: Semester 1

  • Emerging Threats
  • Terrorism Defined
  • Techniques and Tactics
  • Types of Terrorists
  • Introduction to Recent History of Terrorism
  • Overview of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs)
  • The Protection Officer: Basic Guidelines
  • Introduction to Biological Weapons
  • Potential Biological Weapons
  • Biological Attack: Detection and Defense
  • Security and Risk Analysis
  • Chemical Weapons and Protection Protocols
  • Nerve Agents
  • Choking and Blood Agents
  • Blister Agents
  • Incapacitating Agents
  • Homeland Security 3: Semester 1 Test

Homeland Security 3: Semester 2

  • Radiation
  • Response to a WMD Event
  • Nature of the Threat
  • Recent History of Terrorism
  • Why Bombs?
  • Explosives
  • Explosive Trains
  • Bomb Threats
  • Evaluating the Threat
  • The Search
  • Domestic Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Domestic Terrorist Groups
  • Domestic Terrorists’ Techniques and Goals
  • Domestic Bioterrorism
  • Introduction to Crisis Management
  • Dynamics of a Disaster
  • Bomb Incidents
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Working with the Media
  • Homeland Security 3: Semester 2 Test