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Law Enforcement Protective Measures for Complex Incidents

LEPM PER-264 8 Contact Hours
Target Audience/Disciplines

Law enforcement or security personnel with a responsibility or requirement to respond to an active human threat in a known or potential hazardous materials environment



This course provides law enforcement officers with the knowledge and skills required to safely perform law enforcement roles during an active threat situation involving hazardous materials. The course provides instruction in responding to an incident involving hazardous materials; employing weapons, retaining weapons, and apprehending suspects while wearing personal protective equipment; preserving hazardous evidence; collaborating with hazardous materials personnel to monitor and detect hazard levels and maintain safety, and moving and communicating tactically wearing PPE to apprehend an active human threat in a hazardous materials environment.

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

  • Assume initial command of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive incident
  • Handle a weapon while wearing personal protective equipment
  • Perform weapon retention techniques while wearing personal protective equipment
  • Apply restraint devices while wearing personal protective equipment
  • Don and doff personal protective equipment
  • Clear a room as a member of a team while wearing personal protective equipment
  • Apprehend a suspect as a member of a clearing team while wearing personal protective equipment


Course Offerings

Prerequisites and Requirements

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

Continuing Education Credits

The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) is an Accredited Provider (AP) of Continuing Education Units (CEU) and is authorized to award the following CEUs for successful completion of this activity:

IACET (International Association of Continuing Education and Training) – 0.8 CEUs