Site Protection through Observational Techniques (AWR-219)


In this course, participants are provided an overview of threat and vulnerability analyses and how these can be used to establish effective​ defenses. Participants are also provided with an overview of security operations that can be applied for prevention and detection of potential terrorist acts.

Participants can incorporate this course into planning for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) component and device interdiction, conducting behavioral assessments, implementing screening operations, conducting non-intrusive inspections, scene control, evacuation, and media relations.

Min/Max Enrollment: Min 20; Max 100

Hours: 7.0 (Direct Delivery; Indirect Delivery); 8.0 (Train-the-Trainer)

Format: Instructor-Led Training (Direct Delivery; Train-the-Trainer; Indirect Delivery)

DHS Course #: AWR-219, AWR-219-1, AWR-219-2

Facility Requirements: Please view this document for facility requirements.

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Professional Disciplines

Law Enforcement, Public Safety Communications, Transporation Security, Private Sector/Corporate Security and Safety Professionals

The target audience for the Direct Delivery version of this course is public safety personnel or other personnel who have extensive contact with the public.

The target audience for the Train-the-Trainer version of this course is established trainers/instructors in academies, agencies or departments who are seeking to train participants by teaching the Indirect version of this course using course materials provided by NCBRT.

The Indirect version of this course is commonly delivered as part of in-service or academy training to support continuing education.


To schedule this course, contact your NCBRT Regional Training Manager or request a course now using our online request form.

Louisiana State University

3190 Pleasant Hall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803