The Homeland Security program offers homeland security-related initiatives and certifications. Some of the programs offered include cybersecurity training, School-Based Threat, Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (SBTRVA) trainings, and Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP)/Certified Homeland Protection Associate (CHPA) certifications.
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 Global Society of Homeland and National Security Professionals. 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
- School Based Threat, Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (SBTRVA)
- Operations Based Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability Assessment Training (OpBTRVA)
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.