Homeland Security


Crime and intelligence analysts and law enforcement investigators traditionally analyze and investigate crimes against persons and property, and, depending upon the nature of the case at hand, seek to identify the linkages between people and organizations involved in organized crime, narcotics trafficking, political corruption, and other such conspiratorial activities. But following the events of September 11, 2001, the analytical function has expanded dramatically — and with the expansion has come a dilemma. Analysts and officers are now being enlisted to help their agencies in the fight against terrorism, yet few have had any training to equip them with the skills needed to determine even the existence of terrorist threats, let alone the ability provide any meaningful recommendations of how to respond to them.

To be effective in the battle against terror, today’s analysts and officers must be specifically trained to deal with new problems involving often previously unknown and shadowy figures whose objectives differ significantly from the traditional criminals we have come to know and understand. They must come to a knowledge of who the terrorists are, the groups and organizations they represent, and the motivations that drive them to commit their acts of mass violence. Moreover — and of vital importance — our analysts and investigators must learn how to identify and interpret the often subtle yet critical clues that indicate the possibility of an impending terrorist action, and be taught the analytical techniques to gather information and produce intelligence that truly enhances Homeland Security efforts.

The Homeland Security and Terrorism Analysis Course is a three-day (24 hour) “hands-on” program that is designed to give both new and experienced crime and intelligence analysts, intelligence officers, supervisors of crime and intelligence units, police officers, and investigators the training they need to accomplish these objectives. In so doing, the course provides a framework for exploring the many issues involved in the analysis of terrorism and organized hate crimes with which all agencies must be familiar. At the same time, course participants learn how to identify the traits and structures of multiple forms of terrorism, how to recognize the indicators of an impending act of terrorism or mass violence, how to deter and prevent an attack, how to gather information, and how to transform information into intelligence products agency administrators can use to bolster community demands for safety and security.

You Should Attend If:

• You are a crime or intelligence analyst

• You supervise analytical personnel or analytical functions

• You are a police officer, intelligence officer, or investigator assigned to intelligence, Homeland Security, or terrorism task forces

• You are an experienced analyst, officer, investigator, or agency administrator with little or no understanding of — and a need to broaden your insight into — one of the world’s most complex topics: Terrorism!

Here’s What You Will

LearnThis comprehensive course teaches you HOW to establish and effectively operate a Homeland Security program and HOW to develop an analytical approach to terrorism that ALL law enforcement agencies, regardless of size, can use to address matters of homeland security, terrorism, and organized hate crimes within their jurisdiction, region, state, or province. We’ll demystify essential concepts involving:

Operational Issues

• Law Enforcement’s Involvement in the Exotic World of Terrorism and Organized Hate Groups.

• The Homeland Security Advisory System: What It is and How It Is Used

• It’s Not A Luxury! The Critical Mission and Role of Crime and Intelligence Analysis in Terrorism and Homeland Security

• Overcoming the Barriers — What Stands in the Way of Effective Intelligence Analysis

• Determining What Needs to be Analyzed When Dealing with Homeland Security Concerns

• Who and What is the Threat? Understanding What Terrorism, Terrorist Activity, and a Terrorist Are, and the Differences (Beyond the Obvious) Between Criminals and Terrorists

• Examples and Types of Terrorists and Terrorist Groups

• The 6 Forms of Terrorism and the Crucial Need to Recognize the Unique Aspects of Each

• Components of an offender and/or terrorist profile

• How to Properly Use the Macro-Micro-Macro Continuum and Loop Effect

• Where Will They Strike? How to Assess the Threat and How to Identify Potential Targets

• Is It a Crime or an Indicator of an Impending Act of Terrorism? How to Identify Crime Report Clues that May Yield Information, Links, and Valuable Details

• The 4 Keys to Forestalling a Terrorist Attack! Deterrence, Prevention, Arrest, and Target Hardening

• GIS and Terrorism Analysis: How to Use Spatial Referencing and Analysis to Deal With Target Identification, Threat and Vulnerability Assessments, and Evacuation Concerns

• How to Gather Information, and the Role of First Responders in the Information Gathering Process

• How Do They Do It? Information that can be used to Acquire or Develop a Group’s Modus Operandi

• Analytical Factors and Variables to Consider for Turning Information into Intelligence

• How to Make Proper Notifications and Enhance Dissemination Techniques