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Law Enforcement Response Actions for CBRNE Incidents

LERA PER-265 8 Contact Hours
Target Audience/Disciplines

Law Enforcement and Security Personnel who require training and practice in the identification of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive (CBRNE) hazards and the response to CBRNE incidents.


Law Enforcement Response Actions for CBRNE Incidents (LERA) is a one-day training course during which law enforcement and security personnel apply the knowledge and skills they learned during Law Enforcement Protective Measures for CBRNE Incidents through practice and realistic incident scenarios. Students receive advanced practical application in the identification of CBRNE hazards, personal protective equipment, safety considerations, and hazards and evidence preservation.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:<

  • Identify biological, chemical, and explosive hazards.
  • Don and doff personal protective equipment.
  • Assume initial command of a CBRNE incident.
  • Handle a weapon and perform weapon-retention techniques.
  • Preserve evidence.
  • Process through technical decontamination.
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Prerequisites and Requirements

To be eligible for the course, the student must successfully complete the following courses:

Exceptions to any of the above prerequisites may be granted on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the CDP Registrar.

Continuing Education Credits

The Center for Domestic Preparedness is authorized by IACET to offer 0.8 CEUs for this program.

Police Officer Standards and Training (POST), if approved per by the student's state): 8

image of training in Law Enforcement Response Actions for CBRNE Incidents