Homeland Security Training Institute (HSTI) at College of DuPage
The Homeland Security Training Institute (HSTI) at College of DuPage is focused on education for law enforcement, fire science, first responders and corporate security personnel in the area of homeland security. Through a series of courses in program models such as law enforcement, disaster preparedness, counterterrorism, intelligence, emergency response, NIMS/NRF/ICS, and private sector security, the HSTI continues to develop certification programs for working professionals.
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Providing training to combat threats in today's society is ever changing, and HSTI will continue to be a leader in this area through developing and offering education to meet these challenges. Together with the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy, HSTI sets the bar for education of today's current and future generations of emergency responders, private sector security professionals and police officers.
Combined with the multi-faceted Fire Science and Criminal Justice credit programs, College of DuPage is setting the standard in response training for the country.
Advanced Terrorism Studies for Law Enforcement Professionals
Participation in this course will provide students an opportunity to gain a breadth of exposure to the ideological and religious complexities associated with the transnational jihadist movement as well as insight into investigative, intelligence and prosecutorial components comprising counterterrorism strategy at a national level. Course Length: 16 hours
Business and Ethics for Security Professionals
Businesses and organizations are demanding more from their security departments than ever before. By focusing on real-life current issues affecting the private sector, this course will provide a guide to relevant business principles and necessary skills crucial to the success and advancement of security professionals. Course Length: 8 hours
CBRNE Identification Training
This course is designed to train law enforcement officers, first responders and corporate security personnel in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive identification. Course Length: 16 hours
Community Emergency Response Teams
Course educates citizens about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and provides them with basic disaster response skills. Explains how CERT members can assist disaster response professionals in their area or provide assistance in the workplace or neighborhood when first responders are not immediately available. Includes scenario based training for CERT response to a disaster. Course Length: 8 weeks
Continuity of Operations for Businesses, Communities, and Homes
Learn to develop a plan for when emergencies or disasters strike. You will receive an overview of the Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning process to ensure your essential work, home and community activities will continue after a significant disruption. Course Length: 8 hours
Crisis Management: The Three Cs
During any crisis three of the most important response challenges are communication, coordination and collaboration. Learn from experts in federal law enforcement, the media and private-sector emergency response personnel on how the need to work together to manage a crisis is critical. Course Length: 8 hours
Course focuses on homegrown violent extremism and ideological motivation. Origins of groups such as White Supremacists, Environmental/Animal Rights Extremists, and Anti-Government Extremists are discussed in depth. Discussion on tools used to radicalize American citizens. Course Length: 8 hours
Introduction to Weapons of Mass Destruction
This course provides a basic level of awareness for weapons of mass destruction for emergency responders of all types. In this course, you will learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of chemical, biological, nuclear warfare, as well as explosive devices. This is a FEMA and DHS certified course. Course length: 8 hours
Introduction to the National Incident Management System
If you have emergency management responsibilities, you need to know about the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the framework our nation uses for incident management at all jurisdictional levels regardless of the cause, size or complexity of an incident. NIMS allows us to work together to prepare for, prevent, respond to, recover from and mitigate the effects of disasters and emergencies. This workshop offers participants a working knowledge of NIMS and also allows them to apply that knowledge to timely and practical real-world exercises. A FEMA certificate of completion is provided after passing the course examination. Course Length: 8 hours
Sovereign Citizen Training
This course is geared toward first-line police officers and prosecutors and explores the complexities when dealing with individuals who identify themselves with the "sovereign citizen movement." Learn about the history, theory and incidents involving sovereign citizens. Practical scenario based exercises will also be included in the training utilizing the street scene within the Homeland Security Education Center. Course Length: 8 hours
Violence in the Workplace
Course focuses on the identification, prevention, education, response, and recovery from an incident of workplace violence. Prevention programs are examined along with employee educational programs in order to mitigate an incident of workplace violence. Examines the cause of incidents of workplace violence. Course Length: 8 hours
HSTI Live Events
HSTI Live focuses on topics specific to law enforcement, first responder or corporate security personnel. This will be a series of live events that will be broadcast nationally and available for purchase by agencies interested in training large groups of employees.
Workplace Violence/Active Shooter
For Businesses and Schools
December 12, 2013
During this four-hour program, participants will gain information that will allow them to develop a plan to safely deal with potential situations of violence. Instructor: Tom Hausner, Walworth County, WI Sheriff's Office (Retired) To register, go to http://hsti-active.eventbrite.com.
Northern Illinois University Active Shooter Incident:
A First Responders Perspective
For Law Enforcement and Campus Police Departments
January 7, 2014
This four-hour seminar will examine the February 14, 2008, shooting that took place on the Northern Illinois University Campus. Steven Kazmierczak shot multiple people on the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois killing five people and injuring another twenty-one, before committing suicide. Listen to the first responders as they discuss the initial response, the investigation and the aftermath of this incident. The audience will be able to engage via the internet or live on campus at College of DuPage.
For more information about HSTI courses and webinars, contact Leah Cameron at (630) 942-3427 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A State-of-the-Art Resource
The new Homeland Security Education Center is a testament to COD's commitment to providing student's access to the latest tools and facilities.
HEC Utilized During NATO Summit
Numerous state and federal agencies and the military recently used the Homeland Security Education Center at College of DuPage as the State Forward Operations in support of the NATO Summit in Chicago.
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