Homeland Security Training2013-09-17T10:11:18-04:00

Increase your awareness and your preparedness! The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) and High Impact Training Solutions (HITS) are pleased to announce the latest training initiative in computer-based and web-based training: The Homeland Security Series.

This series addresses the needs of today's security officer in the context of terrorism, domestic preparedness and weapons of mass destruction. IFPO recognizes the need for increased awareness on the part of the private protection practitioner and the invaluable role he or she plays in the early detection, reporting and response to a possible terrorist event.

Each student will receive a Record of Training at the end of these programs. The student may then purchase an IFPO Certificate of Completion for $10.00 for each individual module, or for $20.00 purchase one certificate upon achieving the complete series.

Emerging Threats

  • Introduction to Emerging Threats
  • Terrorism Defined
  • Techniques and Tactics
  • Types of Terrorists
  • Recent History of Terrorism
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction I

Overview of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

  • The Security Officer: Basic Guidelines for Response
  • Introduction to Biological Weapons
  • Potential Biological Weapons
  • Biological Attack: Detection and Defense
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction II

Introduction to Risk Analysis and Chemical Weapons

  • Chemical Weapons and Security Officer Response
  • Nerve Agents
  • Choking and Blood Agents
  • Chemical Weapons
  • Incapacitating Agents
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction III


  • Response to a WMD
  • Nature of the Threat
  • Recent History of Terrorism
  • Bombs and Bomb Threat Management

Introduction to Bombs

  • Explosives
  • Explosive Trains
  • Bomb Threats
  • Evaluating the Threat
  • The Search
  • Domestic Terrorism

Dynamics: The International and Domestic Threat

  • Types of Domestic Terrorist Groups
  • Common Tactics and Methods
  • Domestic Bioterrorism
  • Crisis Management

Introduction to Crisis Management

  • Dynamics of a Disaster
  • Bomb Incidents
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Working with the Media
  • Crime Scene Management
  • Infrastructure and Security Concepts

Protecting Infrastructure

  • Security and Safety Concepts
  • Elements of Access Control
  • Access Control Procedures