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Bombings, attempted bombings and bomb threats can cause extreme disruption, fear, and even panic in organizations whose personnel are not trained to handle such situations. Inappropriate and costly management decisions are often made due to a lack of organizational planning and a methodology for handling bomb threats, suspicious packages, and actual devices.

The Bomb Threat Planning and Management program is aimed at personnel in government and private industry who wish to improve their understanding of the growing bombing trend, and who are responsible for or have a vested interests in planning for protection against such events. Information on bombing trends and targets will be discussed, along with specific concerns pertaining to bomb threats that should be part of vulnerability assessments, planning, and decision making. Detailed information will be presented on developing a bomb threat plan, employee training and management decision making.



This forty (40) hour program is for Law Enforcement, First Responders, Security Directors & Managers, Loss Prevention & Risk Managers, Security Specialists and Emergency Managers involved in Security Crisis Management. Executives and Business Owners, who are responsible for Security Planning, Operations, Decision Making, or who are part of a Crisis Management Team would also benefit from attendance.

Upon successful completion of this training program, a Mounted Certification of Completion will be awarded in “Bomb Threat Planning & Management”.



Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are nationally recognized units in qualified programs which allow participants to document all non-credit work completed. CEUs may be used as evidence of increased performance capabilities and for job advancement, and are recognized by many professional organizations and companies.


Documentation of attendance at these programs may be submitted to the ASIS Professional Certification Board for consideration of recertification credit by qualified Certified Protection Professional.




This “Bomb Threat Planning & Management”  program has been reviewed and is “Approved by the North Carolina Private Protective Services Board”. This Board regulates and licenses all Private Investigative, Security, & Counterintelligence activity within the State.



  • Have a basic understanding of Bombing Trends and Bomber Profiles.
  • Understand the Basics of Explosives, Explosions and Their Effects.
  • Understand the Current Physics Behind Explosives Detection and Associated Problems.
  • Develop a Bomb Threat Plan to Cover Vulnerability Assessments, Contingency Planning, Evacuations, Searches, and Damage Control.
  • Provide Basic Training for Personnel to Handle and Cope with Bomb Threats.
  • Understand the Basics of Threat Assessment and Management Decision Making for Bomb Threats or Bombing Incidents.




Stephen Komorek

Gregory Scott

Matthew Parker

Zach Grove

Brig Barker




BTPM – Bomb Threat Planning & Management






             BTPM-01    Introduction to Bomb Threat Planning:

Participant Interaction — Why are you here?              What do you want from this seminar?

Motivational introduction citing cases where organizations faced with bomb threats did not have a plan.

Emphasis on Confusion, Disruption and Management mistakes.

             BTPM-02    Bombing History and Current Trends:

History of terrorists and criminal bombings in U.S. Statistics on number of bombings, growing trends, types of bombs, targets, etc.

             BTPM-03    Bomber Profiles:

Profiles covering different categories of bombers and their

              BTPM-04    What Is a Bomb & What Does It Look Like:

Bombs can look like anything, only limited by bombers’ imagination.

The Suspicious Package questions — What is it, How did it get here, Who could have put it here, etc., and the Gut-level Feeling approach.

Postal Bomb Recognition features.

Handling Telephone Threats and use of Checklist.

              BTPM-05    Explosives, Explosions, and Their Effects:

Different Types, Sizes, Effects and Shapes of Explosives, including Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s).

             BTPM-06    Explosive Detection and Detectors:

Physical properties considered in explosive detection and why detection of certain explosives is so difficult.

Types of detectors and advantages and disadvantages.



             BTPM-07    Why Have a Bomb Threat Plan:

Pitfalls and problems encountered when suspicious packages are discovered, threats received, and evacuation necessary without a plan.

            BTPM-08    Responsibility and Liability:

Planning and decision making are management responsibilities.

Liabilities encountered if personnel are not properly protected and if uneducated decisions are made which could lead to injury, death or property damage.

            BTPM-09    Facility Vulnerability Assessment / Survey:

How easy is it for an outsider to get into your facility?

What about the problem insider?

What is your security posture?

Consider perimeter barriers, access and visitor controls, locked and unlocked spaces.

             BTPM-10    Threat Assessment / Risk Analysis:

A methodology for documenting and assessing the threat and analyzing the risk.


May be valuable later for court actions, management briefings, and assistance to law enforcement.

             BTPM-11    Protective Measures:

Identifying general security measures already in place which are effective against bomb threats and the introduction of an actual or hoax device.

             BTPM-12    Upgrade Plan:

Implementing measures to reduce vulnerability and enhance security to include, personnel actions, construction and facility modifications, and restrictions.

             BTPM-13    Contingency Plan:

Identifying measures to implement on the event of a threat.

Things to plan for now, to implement later.

Prior planning will prevent disastrous reactions later.

             BTPM-14    Evacuation Plan:

How to develop the elements of an evacuation plan — alarms, routes, assembly areas, and evacuation teams.

What all employees should know and do.

             BTPM-15    Searches:

Discussion on who should search and training involved.

Search methods will be presented with advantages and disadvantages of each.

Participants will learn some basic search techniques.

             BTPM-16    Damage Control:

Actions to consider and assets to protect during a threat to reduce damage should there be a detonation of an actual device.

             BTPM-17    Employee Training:

What and how to train employees to cope with the bomb threat.

What should they know and do in the event of a threat or discovery of a suspicious object.

             BTPM-18    Managing the Emergency:

Organization and roles of the emergency management — or crisis management — team.

Who should command the incident, and what is the role of senior officials.

              BTPM-19    Reference Resources:

                                  Technical Data

Equipment Sources

Sources of Information

Glossary of Terms

                BTPM-20    Statistical Data:





Day 1

8:00 AM

Registration & Check-in

Training Site

8:30 AM


Welcome & Introduction

Executive Director
World Institute for Security Enhancement

Each Day

8:00 – 12:00

Seminar  Format

Lecture / Discussion

12:00 Noon Lunch
1:00 – 5:00 PM Lecture / Discussion
5:00 PM Adjourn


The above timetable approximates the schedule for this course.

Instructors may choose to vary the program and any changes will be announced.




World Institute for Security Enhancement courses are provided at our training sites across the United States and throughout the World. Most Open Session Courses  have been reviewed and are “Approved by the North Carolina Private Protective Services Board”.  This Board regulates and licenses all Private investigative, Security and Counterintelligence activity within the State of North Carolina.

ENROLLMENT:  Classroom space is limited. Please reserve your place now!  Complete and email the attached registration form and call the Institute directly for information on class quotas.

COURSE FEE:  $1,450.00 USD


FEE INCLUDES:  The course registration fee includes a attendee Reference Manual, Program Materials, a Mounted Certificate, and Daily Refreshments for most programs held at our United States training sites.


PAYMENT:  Payment in U. S. dollars is required with your registration form and must be received at least thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the Class. Payment not received on time will automatically be placed in the next scheduled class.  Payment by Credit Card, Check or Money Order drawn on a U. S. Bank, in U. S. Dollars (USD), are accepted. Purchase Orders or Training Requisition Forms Do Not constitute payment. Bank Transfers are Not accepted.


MEALS:  Lunches will not be provided.


DRESS:  Business casual is the recommended daily attire.


REFUNDS / CANCELLATIONS: The Institute reserves the right to amend any program should circumstances warrant such action. In the event of course postponement or cancellation, the Institute will reschedule the course, or apply the fee payment to any other program offered in the next twelve months. Liability for course cancellation is specifically limited to the amount of prepaid course fees and excludes any incidental or consequential damages. Attendees must confirm cancellations or substitutions, in writing, at least THIRTY (30) days prior to the initial class date. There will be a 10% administrative fee for a cancellation or substitution. Otherwise, fees are not refundable but may be transferred to another program of your choosing.


LODGING:  Lodging is NOT included. Each attendee is responsible for their own travel arrangements and lodging costs. Please make your room reservation at least three weeks prior to the initial class date.


INSTRUCTION:  While every effort is made to assure that scheduled instructors, equipment and training materials are present, unforeseen circumstances may occur. Therefore, the Institute reserves the right to substitute personnel and curriculum as required.