Law Enforcement Prevention and Deterrence of Terrorist Acts (AWR-122)

This course trains law enforcement personnel on actions they can take to prevent, deter and respond to terrorist acts. The law enforcement officer is part of the front line defense in preventing and deterring WMD terrorist incidents where the release of WMD agents is likely to occur because of criminal actions. The nature of law enforcement officers’ daily work environment provides them with an enhanced understanding of the community not shared by the public. This heightened community awareness provides law enforcement officers with a unique opportunity to prevent or deter potential WMD terrorist incidents. This awareness level course focuses on the recognition, prevention, and deterrence of terrorist activity and crime-related high consequence events for law enforcement and other public safety professionals. Subject areas covered in the course include intelligence gathering, threat recognition, community-oriented policing, counterfeit identification detection, information sharing among agencies and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) agents or materials that can be procured either legitimately or illegally to produce a WMD.

Min/Max Enrollment: Min 20; Max 30

Hours: 14 (Direct Delivery/Indirect Delivery); 15 (Train-the-Trainer)

Format: Instructor-Led Training (Train-the-Trainer; Indirect Delivery; Direct Delivery)

DHS Course #: AWR-122, AWR-122-1, AWR-122-2

Facility Requirements: Please view this document for facility requirements.

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Professional Disciplines

Law Enforcement

The target audience for the Train-the-Trainer version of this course is established trainers/instructors in academies, agencies or departments who are seeking to train participants by teaching the Indirect version of this course using course materials provided by LSU-NCBRT/ACE.


 The Indirect version of this course is commonly delivered as part of in-service or academy training to support continuing education.