Radiological/Nuclear WMD Operations for Law Enforcement

The “Radiological/Nuclear WMD Operations for Law Enforcement” Course provides law enforcement personnel with fundamental knowledge regarding two distinct mission spaces related to Radiological/Nuclear threats. The course addresses the Preventive Radiological Nuclear Detection (PRND) mission including program structure, operational modes and federal assets.  The response mission area includes an overview of recognition of the threat or incident, protective measures, notifications and securing the incident site during Radiological/Nuclear WMD incident as they relate to law enforcement operations.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, Participant will be able to:

  • Recognize potential radiological/nuclear weapons of mass destruction (WMD) threats, domestic and foreign, and understand the consequences of a radiological/nuclear accident or terrorist incident.

  • Identify basic prevention strategies at the global and local level.

  • Explain the concepts of ionizing radiation, its sources, properties and units of measure.

  • Describe the potential harm and biological effects caused by ionizing radiation.

  • Describe the recognition indicators and suggested notification for first on scene responders during a radiological/nuclear WMD incident.

  • Identify and initiate awareness level protective actions at the scene to reduce radiation exposure and/or contamination to themselves and others.

Target Audience/Discipline:  Law Enforcement

Eligibility: It is the responsibility of the jurisdiction to select course participants.

Location: Bicentennial Pavilion, Room B

Date and Time:  Sept. 20th, 2017, from 800-1200

Min/Max Enrollment: 25-50

Hours: 4 hours

DHS Course #:  AWR-346

Cost:  Complimentary for all Marine Law Enforcement and Maritime Security West Attendees

Requirements:  All Students must first be registered on the FEMA Student Indentification System and have a FEMA Student ID.  You can register by going to

The Trainers:

John Brenner, National Outreach Director, Counter-Terrorism Operation Support (CTOS), U.S. Department of Energy’s - National Nuclear Security Administration 
 CaptainMartin Captain William “Jack” Martin, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Please Call Sareth Neak, Homeland Security Outlook at 203-990-3131 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information