SIRA Certification Course Registration
The National Capital Region Complex Coordinated Attack Working Group is sponsoring suspicious activity recognition training for law enforcement personnel and non-law enforcement personnel in the National Capital Region. Below, you will find three types of courses to choose from.

For the law enforcement certification courses, responses received after December 31 will be added to the waiting list.
Basic Law Enforcement Certification Course
The 5-Day/40-Hour SIRA® Law Enforcement Certification Course has proven extremely effective. Instructors focus on participants’ threat recognition skills, develop their proficiency with field threat assessment, ensure proficiency with field Security Interviewing, and enhance their understanding and application of proven threat mitigation protocols. This advanced tactical course specifically addresses the modus operandi of Person Borne Improvised Explosive Device (PBIED) and applies the SIRA® techniques on early detection and mitigation of such perpetrators.

In addition, attending participants will learn how to integrate the use of Explosives Detection Dog (EDD) teams for field threat detection and interception of suicide bombers and other potential threat elements. Students will participate in several in-class workshops, hands-on tactical training, and dynamic field exercises. Graduating participants will be able to successfully identify potential threats, classify them, and apply proper threat mitigation.

The Basic Law Enforcement Certification will be held from 8:30am - 6:00pm daily. Specific information and location information will be sent once you have been enrolled in the course.
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Train-the-Trainer Certification Course
This 5-Day/40-Hour advanced Law Enforcement SIRA® Instructors Certification course is designed to create competent instructors with in-depth knowledge of the SIRA® system, and the LE-SIRA® Counter PBIED training program. This course is designed to build instructors capable of effectively teaching the course to law enforcement, private sector partners, and private security. Successful completion of the LE Certification is required before train-the-trainer.

Certified instructors will be proficient in conducting workshops, field exercises, hands-on tactical training, and managing agency-wide SIRA® programs.

The Train-the-Trainer Certification will be held from 8:30am - 6:00pm daily. Specific information and location information will be sent once you have been enrolled in the course.
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SIRA Awareness Course
There are also two separate eight-hour awareness level classes available.

The SIRA Awareness course is designed to increase awareness of pre-incident threat indicators for law enforcement, security, and non-security personnel of any organization. This course will expose the participants to the current threat picture relevant to their organization, detectable pre-incident suspicion indicators, and provide an overview of Security Interviewing and threat mitigation principles. Participants in this course will become aware of common pre-incident suspicion indicators and threat mitigation principles.

Please choose one of the links below to register for the SIRA Awareness Course:

DC: Course Registration TBA
All listed courses are FREE - This training is provided at no-cost with funds provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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