Entry Point Screening

As demonstrated in numerous attacks worldwide, terrorists have been continuously developing and refining tactics for delivering hazardous devices through facility entry points. Even the best designed access control system can fail if the procedures used by security personnel are ineffective in addressing the spectrum of deceptive and covert techniques used by terrorists to penetrate entry points. In this distance learning course, force protection expert Craig Gundry unravels the methods used by terrorists and provides effective guidelines for screening and searching people and vehicles at access control stations. The final exam for this course is administered online as a 20-question multiple-choice test. Upon completion of the test, the score is automatically graded and documented in the student's "My Courses" transcript (accessible from the "My Account" page). In accordance with S2 Online course policy, the student must complete the online test with a passing score of 80% or better to receive a Certificate of Training. If the student does not pass the test the first time, the student has one opportunity to re-test.

Course syllabus:

  1. Characteristics of Explosive Devices

  2. Methods of Device Concealment

  3. Bomb Delivery Methods

  4. Bomb Damage Potential

  5. Screening Human Entrants

  6. Documents Examination

  7. Detecting Behavioral Threat Indicators

  8. Search of Hand-Carried Objects

  9. Vehicle Inspection Procedures

  10. VBIED Threat Indicators

  11. Tactical Issues