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Law Enforcement Protective Measures for CBRNE Incidents

LEPM PER-264 8 Contact Hours
Target Audience/Disciplines

Law Enforcement


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.
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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