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HARBOR & MARITIME SECURITY: “Protecting America’s Ports” (HMS)

HARBOR & MARITIME SECURITY: “Protecting America’s Ports” (HMS)


Using the most qualified expertise available, the World Institute for Security Enhancement provides practical programs designed to improve security at the Federal, State and Local level to those who want to respond effectively to issues following the tragedies of September 11, 2001. The issues are tailored specifically to meet the needs of Port Facility Security Officers, Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Practitioners within the Harbor & Maritime environment. Our “Harbor & Maritime Security: Protecting the World’s Ports Ports” program is designed to train a variety of personnel in the procedures and strategies they need in order to respond effectively to the important issues of security within this newly evolving environment. Areas of concentration include Maritime Security and Antiterrorism; Maritime Security Policies; Security Responsibilities; Port Facility Security Assessment; Security equipment for Port Facilities; Facility Security Plans; Threat Identification; Recognition and Response; Port Facility Security Actions; Emergency Preparedness, Drills, Exercises and Search Procedures; and Security Administration & Management.

Interested Agencies and Employers are also invited to contact the World Institute for Security Enhancement to discuss their particular needs so that on-site training can be tailored to meet specific requirements of an organization. We are available to develop training solutions for your security problems.


The purpose of the “Harbor & Maritime Security: Protecting the World’s Ports” program is to train attendees to ensure that they can apply a standard level of adequate and timely Life Safety and Homeland Security policies and procedures within Harbor and Maritime environments. This course is intended to exceed the training requirements set forth by the International maritime Organization’s (IMO), “Port facility Security Officer” and the United States Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002.

Upon completion of this Continuing Professional Education training program, a Mounted Certificate is awarded in “Harbor & Maritime Security: Protecting the World’s Ports” .


This five day program has been specifically designed to meet the need of all Maritime Employees to include Senior Executive Team Members, Managers, Security Officers, Department and Function Heads, Fixed Base Operators, Ship’s Crew, First Responders, Health & Safety Personnel, Human Resources, Risk Managers, Design Engineers, Consultants and Law Enforcement personnel.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are nationally recognized units in qualified programs which allow the participant to document all noncredit work completed. CEUs may be used as evidence of increased performance capabilities and for job advancement, and are recognized by many professional organizations and international 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 Professionals.



Stephen Komorek

Greg Scott

Brig Barker

Zach Grove


Additional instruction may be provided by other faculty members, which might include:


HMS – Harbor & Maritime Security:

“Protecting the World’s Ports”



HMS-01    Threat Awareness

� Historical Perspective
� Terrorist Organizations
� Counter Terrorist Organizations
� Sources of Threat Information

HMS-02    Passenger, Baggage & Cargo Safety

� Passenger Screening
� Baggage Screening
� Cargo Screening
� Search Procedures



HMS-03    Access Control & Physical Security

� Operational Procedures
� Harbor Equipment
� Port Equipment
� Shipboard Equipment


HMS-04    Port Visit

� Visit to Local Port
� Port Representative Meeting


HMS-05    Emergency Management Plan

� Contingency Planning
� Business Continuity
� Emergency Support Functions
� Interagency Cooperation
� Applicable Laws

HMS-06    Incident Command System

� Common Terminology
� Basic Organizational Structure
� Role of Incident Commander
� Relationship of Federal, State, Local, & Private Sector Officials
� Unified Command Setup and Operation



HMS-07    Tabletop Exercise

� Emergency Response Team
� Mock Incident Scenario
� Interagency Cooperation

HMS-08    Resources

� Glossary of Terms
� Reference Material



Day 1

08:00 AM

Registration & Check-in

Training Site

8:30 AM Welcome & Introduction
Each Day Seminar  Format
08:00 – 12:00 Lecture / Discussion
12:00 Noon Lunch
13:00 – 17:00 PM Lecture / Discussion
17:00 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!

COURSE FEE:  $1,450.00 (USD)

$2,950.00 (SGD) (All Courses Outside of the Americas)


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 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. Substitutions may be made, with written notice to the Institute, at least thirty (30) days prior to class commencement. There will be a 10% administrative fee for such a cancellation. 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.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION:  Transportation is NOT included. For a fee, transportation is available from the Airport to your Hotel. Transportation is not provided to the Institute training site daily. Each participant is responsible for their own daily local ground transportation to the Institute Training Site. 

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.