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Classes for Homeland Security

Current Classes

Public Safety TLO Basic Course

CAPCOG is hosting the Austin Regional Intelligence Center to teach instruct a 6-hour public safety threat liaison officer basic course.

The TLO basic course is a 6-hour, one-day class designed to provide an overview of the ARIC TLO Program. The training program is designed for line level personnel who have the ability, background, and desire to share and receive pertinent information regarding criminal threats at the local, state and national level. This training will allow the TLO to have access to all relevant resources available through the information sharing network.

The course identifies key roles and prepares the participants to effectively share information and potential intelligence with the goal of deterring terrorism and multi-jurisdictional crime, versus focusing on more traditional “reactionary” methodologies. The course further enhances the TLO’s ability to support and perform two target capabilities from the National Preparedness Goals as follows: 

  • Information gathering and recognition of indicators and warnings. 
  • Terrorism related information sharing and dissemination. 
  • National Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Initiative, “If you see something, say something.” 
  • TLO Mandate, “Know what to look for and how to report it.” 
  • The following topics/subjects will be covered: 
  • Domestic and international trends specific to Central Texas 
  • Intelligence cycle and 28 CFR compliance 
  • Case study analysis of successes and failures in the SAR process 
  • Threat vulnerabilities 
  • Social media suspicious activity recognition 
  • Information analysis and dissemination 
  • Energetic material recognition based on suspicious activity 
  • An overview of the Netsential database (www.arictexas.org) 

Date/Time:
September 3, 2019, 8:00am – 3:00pm
Cost: Free


Law Enforcement TLO Basic Course

CAPCOG is hosting the Austin Regional Intelligence Center to teach instruct a 8-hour law enforcement threat liaison officer basic course.

The TLO Basic course is a one-day class designed to provide an overview of the ARIC TLO Program. The training program is designed for line level personnel who have the ability, background, and desire to share and receive pertinent information regarding criminal threats at the local, state and national level. This training will allow the TLO to have access to all relevant resources available through the information sharing network.

The basic 8-hour TLO course identifies key roles and prepares the participants to effectively share information and potential intelligence with the goal of deterring terrorism and multi-jurisdictional crime, versus focusing on more traditional “reactionary” methodologies. The course further enhances the TLO’s ability to support and perform two target capabilities from the National Preparedness Goals as follows: 

  • Information gathering and recognition of indicators and warnings. 
  • Terrorism related information sharing and dissemination. 
  • National Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Initiative, “If you see something, say something.” 
  • TLO Mandate, “Know what to look for and how to report it.” 
  • Each sworn participant will receive 8 hours of TCOLE training for the basic course. The following topics/subjects will be covered: 
  • Domestic and international trends specific to Central Texas 
  • Intelligence cycle and 28 CFR compliance 
  • Case study analysis of successes and failures in the SAR process 
  • Threat vulnerabilities 
  • Social media suspicious activity recognition 
  • Information analysis and dissemination 
  • Energetic material recognition based on suspicious activity 
  • An overview of the Netsential database (www.arictexas.org) 

Date/Time:
September 5, 2019, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free


Evacuation Planning Strategies & Solutions

This 8-hour management-level course is designed to provide emergency managers, first responders, transportation professionals, security and safety professionals, and government administrators with the ability to use current tools and technologies to institute best practices and strategies to plan for and execute an emergency evacuation. This course discusses the hazard conditions for which an emergency evacuation could be an appropriate protective action and inform participants on resources and methods to help them better prepare for an emergency evacuation. This course will allow participants to explore data, modelling tools, and simulations that assist with the implementation of an emergency evacuation.

Date/Time:
September 9, 2019, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free

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