Institute for Homeland Security
ATTENTION ABCHS (CHS) CERTIFICATE HOLDERS:
Due to the untimely closing of the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (CHS) and the questions surrounding the continuing validity of their CHS Certifications, the National Sheriffs’ Association in conjunction with the Global Society of Homeland and National Security Professionals would like to invite you to convert your present CHS Certification to a prestigious NSA/GSHNSP Certified Homeland Protection Associate, level I-IV (CHPA) or a Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP) Certification.
Please click here for details. Thank you, Director Stephen Hodges.
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.
Homeland Security Training Courses
- Krav Haganah’s Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement
- Officer Survival for Worst-Case Scenario
- Tactical Shooting for Law Enforcement
- SAS Special Forces Counter Terrorism Tactics and Advanced Close Quarters Battle
- School Based Threat, Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (SBTRVA)
- Operations Based Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability Assessment Training (OpBTRVA)
If you'd like to register via mail, please print and mail the PDF registration form to National Sheriffs' Association, c/o GCPS Training, 1450 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314.
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.