Institute for Homeland Security

Homeland Security Certification

The Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP) and Certified Homeland Protection Associate (CHPA) certification programs were established by the National Sheriffs’ Association in partnership with the National Domestic Preparedness Coalition, through the Global Center for Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability. The designations certify that individuals have demonstrated competency, knowledge, skills and abilities in the blended discipline of Homeland Protection, through a rigorous qualification and testing program.

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Operations Based Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability Assessment Training

The “Operations Based Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability Assessment” (OpBTRVA) is a comprehensive assessment that defines a community, evaluates a community’s strengths and weaknesses, identifies critical infrastructure and key resources, identifies the threats to the community from an all hazard perspective, identifies and prioritizes Critical Infrastructure / Key Resources (CI/KR) and provides a comprehensive vulnerability assessment.

Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability Assessment information can be useful in the following categories of planning and/or operations, which include but are not limited to: 

  • Operational Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Emergency Planning
  • Event Planning
  • Pre-incident and Post-incident Planning
  • Developing Community Programs
  • Information and Intelligence
  • Intelligence Cycle
  • Terrorist Planning Cycle
  • Resource Allocation
  • Response to the National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Changes and Specific Alerts
  • Incident Response and Recovery Management 
  • Selection of Applicable Technology 

This three day training can be hosted by any agency.  All you need to do is provide the facility, NSA provides the rest.  A minimum of 15 attendees is required to hold the training for the cost of only $595 per person.  A flat fee of $8,000 is charged for classes of less than 15.

To receive an OpBTRVA proposal or host a Training, please contact:

Steve Hodges

(800) 424-7827 x531

shodges@sheriffs.org 

 

Training Schedule

Paw Paw, Michigan: October 18-21, 2016

Hosted by Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office

 


School Based Threat, Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Training

The “School Based Threat, Risk and Vulnerability Assessment” (SBTRVA) Training was developed to assist campus security, school administration, staff and employees, responders from all emergency response disciplines including; Law Enforcement; Fire Service, Emergency Medical, Emergency Management, and the private sector, to understand and complete threat, risk, and vulnerability assessments of schools and use the information gathered in the assessments to ensure that their schools are safe and secure. 

The SBTRVA is a comprehensive assessment that evaluates a school systems strengths and weaknesses in regard to safety and security, identifies critical infrastructure and key resources, identifies the threats to the schools from an all hazard perspective, and provides a comprehensive vulnerability assessment.

The information gathered in the SBTRVA methodology converts easily to:

  • school safety and security operations
  • emergency planning
  • tactical considerations
  • prevention activities
  • protection activities
  • incident response and command
  • recovery
  • selection of applicable security technology

This three day training can be hosted by any agency.  All you need to do is provide the facility, NSA provides the rest.  A minimum of 15 attendees is required to hold the training for the cost of only $595 per person.  A flat fee of $8,000 is charged for classes of less than 15.

To receive a SBTRVA proposal or host a Training, please contact:

Steve Hodges

(800) 424-7827 x531

shodges@sheriffs.org

 

Training Schedule

Paw Paw, Michigan: October 18-21, 2016

Hosted by Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office


Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative

Free Online Training for Law Enforcement

The NSI training strategy is a multifaceted approach designed to increase the effectiveness of state, local, and tribal law enforcement and public safety professionals and other frontline partners in identifying, reporting, evaluating, and sharing pre-incident terrorism indicators to prevent acts of terrorism. To increase the effectiveness of this multifaceted approach, the NSI has developed training programs for frontline officers and hometown security partners regarding documented and verified behaviors and indicators that, when viewed in the context of all known facts and circumstances, may indicate terrorism-related criminal activity. Both the SAR Line Officer Training and each sector-specific SAR Hometown Security Partners Training discuss how to report identified suspicious activity to the proper authorities while maintaining the protection of citizens' privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties.

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Resources

Fact Sheet – Small Unmanned Aircraft Regulations (Part 107)

Summary of Small Unmanned Aircraft Rule (Part 107)