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Seminar Title:  
Terrorism Conference: Bomb Investigations, Active Shooter and Understanding Terrorism

DATES:  5/15/2017 through 5/17/2017

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Multiple Instructors

LOCATION:  French Lick Resort - 8670 West State Road 56, French Lick, IN  47432

HOTEL:  French Lick Resort - French Lick, IN  1-888-936-9360
$149.00 Single or Double
Identify with Group 0517PAT to receive discounted group rate.

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $350.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Gary D. Bills is retired from active Law Enforcement after 29 years of service, 22 with the Dallas /Fort Worth International Airport Police Department. During his career in Law Enforcement, Gary has worked Patrol, Undercover Narcotics Investigations, Criminal Investigations, Solo Motors, SWAT/Tactical, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal. He retired as Lieutenant with the Special Operations Division over EOD and Explosives Detection Canines. Gary is a certified Hazardous Devices Technician and was the Bomb Squad Commander for DFW Airport Bomb Squad.

Gary has training in Advanced Explosives Disposal Techniques, Home Made Explosives, Large Vehicle Counter Measures, and Electronic Counter Measures.

Gary holds a Master Peace Officer Certification for the State of Texas and an Instructor Certification from Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. He has worked internationally with several military units for the United States and NATO teaching Counter IED recognition. Gary has a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Tarleton State University and a Master of Science Degree in Human Relations and Business from Amberton University. Gary also attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA, session 241.

Gary is married and he and wife Vickey live in Texas where he is also active in American Karate and teaches classes in Karate and self defense.

Perry W. Hollowell recently retired as Chief of Police, but has also been a Sheriff, Chief Deputy, Captain, Lieutenant and Sergeant while serving with three jurisdictions. Along with a thirty-five year law enforcement career he has also had a successful military career retiring after twenty-two years of service. A strong training background includes training law enforcement and military on both a national and international basis. Along with educating thousands of police and military, Perry has been adjunct faculty for three colleges. He has also pursued numerous hours of professional development programs to include the FBI National Academy, U.S. Army Sergeant’s Major Academy and a Master of Business Management Degree. His training, experience and education has provided the opportunity to train in a wide variety of topics

Peter S. Beering is an internationally recognized expert in emergency preparedness, planning, response, counter terrorism, arson, and bombings. His professional focus is on preparedness and response to difficult problems. He delivers strategic risk management, threat assessment, emergency response, planning, crisis communications, and training services.
Involved in antiterrorism efforts for almost two decades, Mr. Beering has served on numerous panels advising government including the Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness, a five year joint initiative of Harvard University and the United States Department of Justice. This appointment placed him among the top twenty leading experts on terrorism in the United States who studied the topic and published various policy recommendations to industry, government, and the public. Mr. Beering is the lead author of, “Winning Plays: Essential Guidance From the Terrorism Line of Scrimmage” which was publicly released March 11, 2002, by the Executive Session. Used extensively by the United States Department of Homeland Security, “Winning Plays” has been entered into the Congressional Record three times since its release.
Mr. Beering is one of ten experts selected by the Department of Defense who trained mayors and senior officials throughout the United States in terrorism preparation and response on behalf of the Department of Defense. Mr. Beering has designed and conducted training exercises across the United States for organizations ranging from the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department, The District of Columbia Department of Health, Indianapolis police, fire, medical, communications, public health and hospital systems, and human service agencies, and the senior staffs of some of the country’s largest cities. Numerous utilities, private companies and organizations, including the NCAA, NBA, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Self Storage Association, the Abu Dhabi Water and Electric Authority, AEP (Nuclear power), and a number of sensitive facilities that cannot be identified, have retained Mr. Beering to assist with their strategic risk management, planning, and response.


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Course Objectives

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Bomb Investigations:

The threat of terrorist attacks both domestically and internationally has increased significantly over the past few years. The Improvised Explosive Device continues to be the weapon of choice for radical terrorist as well as the closest threat, the narco-terrorists south of the United States border. When an attack or threat occurs, the Police, Fire, and EMS first responders will be the first arriving officers at the scene, often without EOD and Tactical support for several hours.

This course is designed to provide the first responder with the tools, knowledge and capabilities to react to and stabilize an incident involving and improvised explosive device or suspect device until qualified technical support arrives on scene. The course takes the student through the “Who” with historical studies of previous bombings and current threats that face them. The “what” is covered in the components of improvised explosive devices and the effects of energetic material detonation.

The students will be trained in conducting a vulnerability assessment of potential targets in their area of operations and how to conduct a threat assessment of an actual or suspected IED incident. Practical exercises will be conducted thorough group tabletop events that will challenge the students using threats in their AORs.

This course will provide valuable information for the first responder to accurate assess an incident and provide useable intel information to responding technical units. It also provides the supervisory and management officer with valuable information to determine the level of threat and what is needed to justify operational closures and evacuations.

The course is taught by a retired Bomb Squad Commander and Hazardous Devices Technician with experience in maintaining operational capabilities at a major International Airport as well as insuring the safety of citizens and responders.

Response to Active Shooter(s):
Schools, Business and Public Places

What is an Active Shooter - While it may seem an easy task, there are a number of issues that must be taken into consideration. The elements of an active shooter situation must contain (1) Shooter is not contained (2) there is immediate risk of death or serious bodily injury to others. Students will be provided with the needed information to make important distinctions between other shooting situations often confused with the active shooter (hostage situations, barricade suspect, etc.). These situations are totally different and require a much different approach. While most recently linked to schools, the active shooter situation can take place in a variety of environments.

Exploring Theory - Students will receive a number of theories for their consideration regarding what causes an offender to become an active shooter. Examined, among others, will be profiling, violent video games, bullying and the entertainment industry. The role of each theory will be discussed in relationship to its potential to identify or stimulate the active shooter.

Identifying the Active Shooter - Students will use behavioral traits in "the here and now" to help identify potential shooters. A system that uses ten points to assess behavioral personality changes will be explained in detail. These are actions currently being displayed and can be evaluated in their present environment. One of the keys to succss for this system is communication between all the stakeholders. Stakeholders are those that have some interest in the situation, such as educators, law enforcement, parents, school administrators and others. Students will test the system through practical exercise.

Facility/Physical Security - Students will be provided options on how to develop and maintain facility/physical security. Since no two facilities have the exact requirements we will emphasize using a plan that concentrates on your particular situation. Identifying and analyzing your particular requirements is the only way to develop a competent plan.

Developing SOP - Students will be provided with numerous options for all critical aspects of formulation of operational procedures. This class is a key part of bringing all plans together providing standard direction for all concerned. Updating training on and monitoring SOP will be discussed in detail. As a practical exercise students will develop a segment of an SOP.

Case Studies - Students will examine past case history to determine if their SOP suggestions would have had any affect on the outcome. If history is truly an indicator of the future then there are valuable lessons to be learned through these studies.

Tactics and Formations - Students will be exposed to the widely used diamond formation. While typically this formation is comprised of five persons students will use four, three and two person configurations. Terminology such as tee up, wheel, cutting the pie, bump up and others will be defined. The role of each team member will be discussed and explained in detail. Tactics used during movement and contact will also be defined.

Understanding Terrorism:

Many people think that the new era of terrorism began September 11, 2001; unfortunately that is not the case. This course will expose both new and veteran public safety personnel to terrorism and asymmetric attacks as both a political strategy and a criminal tactic. The course will explore the history and development of various types of terrorism, attack methodologies and the evolution of attacks. The instructor will draw heavily upon his experience that spans almost three decades and included predicting the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Course Modules: The Shifting Sands of Terror Definitions
Government, Legislation, Military, Law Enforcement, Political Science and the General Public – What the differences are and why they matter
The History of Terrorism
David, Goliath, Technology and Force – How getting your way and imposing your will has changed over time
Geopolitics for Public Safety
Terrorism isn’t limited to “faraway places” – The Places and Faces of Terror
Africa, Asia, Europe, Indonesia, The Middle East, The “Stans”, Russia, and the other corners of the globe.
State vs. Sub-State Actors – The Evolution of Terrorism
From Targets, Tradecraft, and Strategies, the world is a changing place.
Centralized vs De-Centralized
Francized terror
So you want to be a radical? – Modern radicalization
Elements of Radicalization
Why Radical Islam is different
Attack Cycles
Lone wolves, single mutts, and those who seek infamy
Protecting the Village – A Practical Guide

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