Law Enforcement Protective Measures for CBRNE Incidents
LEPM PER-264 8 Contact Hours
Through the one-day Law Enforcement Protective Measures for CBRNE Incidents (LEPM) course, law enforcement responders receive instruction in the current terrorist and extremist threat; apply community-based policing principles to identify and prevent terrorism and extremism; and develop knowledge in the critical law enforcement skills required to respond to and operate safely in a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive (CBRNE) incident environment. The course culminates in a series of hands-on activities that allow responders to practice all of the learned skills (employing weapons, retaining weapons, and apprehending suspects while wearing personal protective equipment [PPE]; preserving hazardous evidence; moving and communicating tactically while wearing PPE; and conducting sampling of hazardous materials) in a realistic context.
Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:
- Don and doff PPE Level C.
- Assume initial command of a CBRNE incident.
- Handle a weapon and perform weapon-retention techniques.
- Preserve hazardous evidence.
- Process through technical decontamination.
Prerequisites and Requirements
To be eligible for the course, the student must successfully complete the following courses:
- AWR-160, WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders;
- IS-100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System or any other ICS-100 series courses;
- IS-200.b, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents or any other ICS-200 series;
- IS-700.a, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction; and
Students must also be physically capable of completing all learning activities and exercises which include the ability to function in PPE and stand for long periods and the ability to move tactically as a member of a security or clearing team.
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 by the student's state: 8