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Homeland Security And Public Safety

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This course evaluates public safety initiatives in a post 9/11 era with emphasis on homeland security strategies carried out by federal, state, local, private, and joint assets. Students will examine threats, investigative techniques, and applicable laws and regulations used to mitigate risk.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Legal Issues in Homeland Security

    • Describe the federal legal authorities necessary to assist municipalities in the event of a national emergency.
    • Explain the dichotomy between civil liberties and security.
    • Identify legal considerations directly related to law enforcement as they pertain to the gathering and sharing of intelligence.
    • Explain The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (as amended 2004) and what it means to public safety and homeland security professionals.

    Homeland Security: Understanding the Threats

    • Explore the lethal terrorist threats to homeland security.
    • Research non-terrorist threats to homeland security.
    • Explain domestic terrorism.

    Public Safety, Intelligence and Homeland Security: Putting it All Together

    • Explain how to apply threat analysis standards and risk mitigation.
    • Apply fusion best practices.
    • Identify the applicable laws and regulations relating to risk mitigation, homeland security, and public safety.
    • Perform a risk management analysis of public safety, using all available assets.

    The Public Safety and Homeland Security Nexus: 9/11 Lessons Learned

    • Describe the constitutional issues as they relate to homeland security.
    • Describe the importance of “fusion” in homeland security with respect to the various levels of law enforcement, military, local, federal and tribal governments.
    • Identify how private and public agencies collaborate to protect critical infrastructure.
    • Describe how terrorism investigations and techniques differ from traditional investigations.
    • Describe the importance of working with public agencies and the community to protect critical infrastructure.
    • Explain the purpose of the National Response Framework.

    Homeland Security: Strategies for Public Safety Professionals

    • Describe the relationship between official entities (federal, state, local, tribal) and the private sector as they relate to homeland security and increased public safety.
    • Describe the interface between law enforcement and emergency management as it pertains to homeland security.
    • Specify the homeland security national strategic position.
    • Describe predominate challenges in homeland security.
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