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Seminar Title:  
Understanding Terrorism and Active Shooter

DATES:  4/6/2020 through 4/9/2020

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Multiple Instructors

LOCATION:  Palace Station - 2411 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV  89102

HOTEL:  Palace Station - Las Vegas, NV  1-800-634-3101
Tower Rooms:$75.00 S/D Sunday-Thursday/$140.00 S/D Friday & Saturday

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NOTE: Identify with Group Code PCIPA20 or PATC Western States Conference to receive discounted rate

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $525.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Peter S. Beering
Mr. 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.

Hanan Yadin
Hanan Yadin is a veteran commander in the Israel Defense Force (IDF) and a former member of Israel National Counter-Terrorism Agency (Shin-Bet) which is a subordinate to the Israel Prime Minister Office. Hanan was a part of a unit that conducted covert high risk protective services to government dignitaries and other government personnel. Hanan received advanced training at the Israeli Anti-Terror Academy and served as an instructor at the Israeli Military Intelligence Academy. Extensive experience with Active Shooter and Mass Shooting preparedness and defeat.
Mr. Yadin has 30 years experience in security and antiterrorism fields. As part of a Special Ops unit Hanan participated in high-risk missions against terrorist’s cells. Hanan is an expert marksman and has completed advanced training in crisis response, urban warfare and tactical operations.
During his senior high school years, Mr. Yadin was selected to be a part of a government program to combat terrorism in Israeli schools. Selected students who met certain criteria became covert marshals in the schools. The program consisted of 30-day course (Level 1) at age 16, and another course 30-day (Level 2) at age 17 in a military base. Course was coordinated by Israeli government, Israeli National Police and the IDF and included antiterrorism, tactical and security aspects related to school.
Later, as a soldier, Mr. Yadin participated in a combined multi-force maneuvers and drills that simulate attacks against civilian targets and various educational entities.
Mr. Yadin trained thousands of police officers and military operators. Mr. Yadin has also provided specialized training to the Department of Justice, Department of State as well as to the U.S. Navy Seals, US Army and US Air Force. He has trained many SWAT teams, tactical First Responders, CRTs Mr. Yadin specialized in Table-Top and Full-Scale Multi-Agency exercises. Hanan helped many critical infrastructure establishment to boost their security policies on a global level.
In the pre-9/11 environment, Mr. Yadin focused on innovative training that helped police officers boost their shooting and tactical skill sets in response to an increasingly violent criminal and terrorist element. He has trained thousands of operators in reflexive and selective shooting methods that allow operators to hit a target accurately within 1 second without the use of a gun sight.
After 9/11, Mr. Yadin was able to bring to bear all of his expertise and experience to work with American agencies in gaining a deeper understanding of radical Islam and provide proven tactical techniques to improve counter-terror operations.


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Course Objectives

Course Objectives: 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. This course is limited to active public safety personnel. All enrollees will be screened. 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 Obsession Clarion Project on the history of radicalization 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

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.

Training Requirements - Students will be exposed to the "who and what" of training. Many law enforcement agencies have recognized the need to change their tactics and the importance of training in those tactics. However, there are many others who have not accepted this fact and are in need of substantial improvements in this area if we are to make progress in preventing active shooter situations. While stakeholders need substantially different training it is up to one of the major "players" to step up and take charge. Law enforcement is the most likely entity to take this challenge. We will discuss who gets trained in what they should be trained and methods for achieving training goals.

Training Objectives

Upon completion, attendees wil be able to:

  • identify a true active shooter situation per sourse definition
  • list at least three situations commonly confused with the active shooter
  • identify at least three locations where active shooter situations have occurred
  • name at least four ways an active shooter situation may be terminated
  • select two theories and either dispel them or defend them as being valid
  • discuss their theory of what leads to the development of active shooters
  • list ten behavior elements involved in the "here and now" system
  • provide definitions for each of the ten behavior elements
  • determine probability of an individual actually becoming involved in an active shooter situation through the use of this system
  • develop a plan to open communiucations between the stakeholders
  • list those things necessary to have a competent physical security plan
  • determine their physical facility security requirements
  • develop a written plan to meet their security requirements
  • list issues that must be addressed when developing SOP
  • identify those who should be involved in SOP development
  • develop a model SOP
  • analyze given situations and use them to formulate possible solutions to their issues
  • discuss how history benefits future planning
  • list the four types of standard formations
  • explain the common terms used while conducting a diamond formation
  • distinguish between entry and rescue teams
  • demonstrate a five person formation and explain each position
  • explain each officers role during room entry from the diamond formation
  • identify the four major stakeholders in preventing the active shooter
  • identify at least four of the major areas that must be trained in
  • explain the need to train outside the law enforcement community

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