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Advanced Patrol & Officer Survival

As one of the nation's leading experts on officer homicide, Criminologist James Davis provides students of this compelling distance learning course with important advice and tips for managing the dangers of police patrol and response.
Anti-Terrorism Officer Program The distance learning version of the S2 Anti-Terrorism Officer (ATO) Program is designed to prepare frontline security and police officers for deployment in environments where terrorism is a critical threat. This program provides an exploration of contemporary terrorist methods and basic anti-terrorism skills and knowledge that all officers should possess.
Assessing Terrorism Related Risk

This interactive online workshop is designed to aid security and public safety planners in developing an effective methodology for evaluating terrorism-related risk. This program introduces the various types of terrorism-related risk and uses numerous exercises to walk students through the process of conducting a qualitative risk assessment.
Attack on Jedawal: Critical Lessons for Anti-Terrorism Professionals

On the night of 12 May 2003, three housing compounds in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia were struck simultaneously by Al-Qaeda in a wave of bombings and armed assaults that echoed throughout the Kingdom. In this two-hour program, Consequence Management Expert and Al-Jedawal bombing survivor Wally Braden provides a first hand look at Al-Qaeda operations in Saudi Arabia and describes the successes and failures of security and crisis management that influenced the outcome of these events.
Bomb Security for Executive Protection

The S2 Bomb Security for Executive Protection distance learning course provides students with essential skills for protecting individual principals against assassination by the use of explosives. In this 12-hour advanced-level course, anti-terrorism expert Craig Gundry explores IED technology, explosive assassination methods used by professional adversaries, and measures for preventing, detecting, and mitigating explosive attacks.
Bomb Threat Management

Bomb threats persist as the most common bomb-related problem encountered by organizations worldwide. In this distance learning course, bomb security expert Craig Gundry provides a detailed examination of the problem and practical strategies for safely managing bomb threat situations.
Chem-Bio Weapons Inspection Technology

In the S2 Chem-Bio Weapons Inspection Technology module, CB Weapons Expert Harvey J. McGeorge provides a description of the field inspection technology used by weapons inspectors during the 2003 UNMOVIC mission in Iraq. This course also provides future weapons inspectors and EOD experts with advice on best utilization of various technologies based on the experience of the UNMOVIC team.
Chemical & Biological Terrorism for Security Professionals

This distance learning course explores the threat of chemical and biological terrorism as it specifically applies to security professionals. In this seven-hour program, anti-terrorism expert Craig Gundry provides a detailed examination of the threat, possible facility attack scenarios, and measures for preventing and responding to chemical and biological attacks in a workplace environment.
Covert Surveillance for Private Investigators


In the S2 Covert Surveillance for Private Investigators course, veteran private investigator Ron Azarello and S2 Staff Instructor Craig Gundry survey the strategies, tactics, and technology available for use in conducting surveillance operations in private investigations. Although the core of this course is focused on surveillance technique and technology, considerable attention is also devoted to important parallel topics such as legal issues, teamwork, report writing, and more.
Crisis Negotiations for First Responders

In many hostage and suicide threat situations, the urgency of the crisis requires that first responding police or security personnel initiate and maintain dialogue until the arrival of professional negotiators. In the face of an emotionally-escalated crisis, one wrong statement can easily turn a dangerous situation into tragedy. In this 2-hour distance learning course, former hostage negotiator and FBI Unit Chief Vince McNally provides frontline police and security personnel with critical guidelines and advice for managing initial communications in crisis situations.

Critical Incident Management For over two decades, Criminologist James Davis has trained thousands of police officers in high risk patrol and response to critical incidents. In this 4-hour distance learning course, Mr. Davis explores the challenges of critical incidents and provides effective strategies and tactics for managing complex situations such as barricaded suspects, hostage takings, and more.
Defense Against Anti-Vehicle Explosive Attacks

Attacks against vehicles in transit by the use of explosives have emerged in recent years as some of the most popular methods of assassination by terrorists and professional adversaries. In this two hour distance learning program, bomb security expert Craig Gundry examines the spectrum of explosive related threats to vehicles in transit and provides effective strategies for countering these risks.
Defense Against Hazardous Mailings Postal bombs, contaminated mailings, and even postal devices designed to activate firearms ammunition have all been used to target VIPs, employees, and even ordinary citizens. In this distance learning course, S2 terrorism expert Craig Gundry explores the risks of hazardous mailings and appropriate countermeasures for mail-related threats.
Dynamics of Jihadist Kidnapping

In recent years, Islamist terrorist groups worldwide have discovered kidnapping as a highly effective tool for financing their operations and pressuring target governments into conceding to their demands. Furthermore, in locations such as Iraq and Saudi Arabia, graphic video executions of kidnap victims have been used as powerful psychological weapons against expatriate Westerners and the American public. In this three-hour distance learning course, former Iraq Hostage Working Group Coordinator Daniel O'Shea explores this growing problem of jihadist kidnappings, kidnapping prevention, and advice for surviving kidnapping situations.
Entry Point Screening Even the best designed access control system can fail if the procedures used by security personnel are ineffective in addressing the spectrum of deceptive and covert techniques used by terrorists to penetrate entry points. In this distance learning course, force protection expert Craig Gundry unravels the methods used by terrorists and provides effective guidelines for screening and searching people and vehicles at access control stations.
Ethics and Private Investigations


In this two-hour distance learning course, veteran private investigator Rory McMahon discusses the ethical dimensions pf private investigations and provides advice for establishing good ethical practices in business and professional activites.
Florida Statutes for Private Investigators


In the State of Florida, an individual seeking licensure as a private investigator must possess a minimum of two years of full-time investigations experience (or 4000 documented hours*) in addition to successful completion of a 100 question examination on Florida State Statutes regulating the private investigations industry. The three-hour Florida Statutes for Private Investigators course is designed to provide experienced license applicants with a detailed survey of Florida Chapter 493 and other Florida State laws influencing business practices of private investigators.

Human Intelligence for Law Enforcement The S2 Human Intelligence for Law Enforcement distance learning program is designed to provide new and experienced homeland security and law enforcement intelligence professionals with a deeper understanding of the HSINT intelligence process and successful strategies for solving domestic counterterrorism problems through effective use of human intelligence. The instructor, a former CIA Senior Field Operations Officer, draws on his previous experience in dismantling Al-Qaeda operations overseas to present students with practical strategies for planning and executing domestic HUMINT operations in addition to valuable advice about working in collaboration with the US Intelligence Community.

Human Intelligence for Special Operations Personnel The online version of the S2 Human Intelligence for Special Operations Personnel course is designed to aid US Military special forces in planning successful Title 50 HUMINT operations. In this four-hour course, a former CIA Senior Field Operations Officer, explores the HUMINT process and provides practical advice for maximizing operational success and avoiding critical mistakes.

Human Intelligence Targeting Experienced HUMINT professionals know that trolling for recruitment targets is a low percentage strategy that usually results in sources with little access to priority information. Nevertheless, "trolling" and waiting for targets-of-opportunity remains a common targeting method used in law enforcement and military intelligence communities. In this two-hour program, a former CIA Senior Field Operations Officer, presents focused targeting as an alternative and superior method for identifying and prioritizing high-value targets for recruitment.
Human Trafficking Investigation According to authorities, between 600,000 and 800,000 people are trafficked each year between nations against their will for purposes of sexual exploitation or slave labor. This estimate doesn’t include the millions of others trafficked within their own countries. In this five-hour online program, Criminologist Tony Attanasio explores the problem of contemporary human trafficking, legal aspects of human trafficking, working with victims, and unique considerations for investigation of human trafficking activities.
Identification of Iraqi Chemical & Biological Munitions

In this two-hour distance learning course, former UNMOVIC weapons inspector Harvey J. McGeorge provides a detailed survey of Iraqi chemical and biological weapons and unique features of Iraqi WMD that can aid in field identification.
Interviewing Techniques and Truth Verification


In this five-hour distance learning course, veteran PI and author Rory McMahon explores the art of interviewing and various strategies and techniques for conducting successful interviews in support of investigations. In addition to techniques for conducting interviews and recording statements, this course also provides guidelines for documenting interviews and report writing.
Introduction to Handwriting Analysis

Handwriting Analysis (“Graphology”) can expose many traits and characteristics that make up the personality of a writer. This insightful distance learning program is designed to provide security and public safety professionals with a foundation for understanding graphology. Through multimedia, case studies and hands-on analysis of actual writings, participants in this program will learn how to spot loyalty, trustworthiness, and initiative as well as signs of addiction, abuse, stress, and much more.
Legal Aspects of Private Investigation


For most new and experienced private investigators, the most critical mistakes result by failing to fully understand the law as it relates to case matters and the lawful conduct of investigations. In this 8-hour distance learning course, expert private investigators and authors Rory McMahon and Ron Azzarello explore the various dimensions of law and private investigations and shed light on many issues of criminal and civil law that have been historically problematic for private investigators.
Living Large In this compelling two-hour presentation, adventurer and author Sam Hall uses his rich life story to provide valuable advice on survival in dangerous environments, mission readiness, mental fitness, leadership, and above all else, accomplishing greatness.
Maritime Security Awareness

This distance learning course provides port employees with an essential understanding of port security threats and requirements for protecting port facilities under current Federal regulations. This program is specifically designed to address the training requirements for port employees established under the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) in 33 CFR 105.215.
Principles of Private Investigations


The S2 Principles of Private Investigations Course is designed to prepare students for employment in the field of private investigations. In this 32-hour distance learning course, students are provided with a detailed examination of investigative subjects including ethics, investigations law, background investigations, public and private records searches, interviewing techniques, report writing, surveillance, locating people, trial preparation, and more.
Principles of Undercover Work


Few assignments in criminal and private investigations are as dangerous and challenging as undercover work. The key to success in undercover work is preparation, mindset, and forseeing traps of circumstance. In this two-hour distance learning program, former undercover operative Sam Hall presents practical real-world advice on planning and executing undercover investigations based on his years of experience as an undercover FBI cut-out and work with the CIA.
Suicide Terrorism

Since the early 1980s, the use of suicide terrorist tactics has expanded far beyond the Middle-East and Sri Lanka into a global phenomenon. In this five-hour course, Israeli terrorism expert Howard Linett explores the tactical and strategic dimensions of suicide terrorism and approaches for minimizing the risk from security and public safety perspectives.
Sources of Information for Private Investigators


In this seven-hour distance learning course, veteran private investigator and author Rory McMahon surveys the wide range of information sources available to private investigators and various methods for accessing information, case management and planning, structuring background investigations, due diligence investigations, unique approaches to locating missing people, and more.

Terrorist Tactics: Israel & Palestine In this six-hour distance learning course, Israeli terrorism expert Howard Linett provides a detailed examination of the methods used by terrorists in Israel and Palestine, tactics internationally exported to other terrorist groups, and techniques pioneered by Israeli authorities and private security to combat terrorism.
Weaponization of CB Agents

In this advanced-level distance learning program, UNMOVIC Weapons Inspector and former EOD technician Dr. Harvey McGeorge provides students with a detailed understanding of chemical and biological agents and CB dissemination and delivery concepts.
WMD & The Intelligence Function

In today's threat environment, law enforcement and national-level intelligence professionals are increasingly called on to gather and assess information about chemical and biological terrorism or suspected weapons programs. In this 13-hour distance learning course, former UN Weapons Inspector Harvey J. McGeorge demystifies the complex world of chemical and biological WMD and provides effective strategies for identifying, collecting, and analyzing CBW information.
Upcoming Courses
Money Laundering & Terrorism Financing
One of the most powerful approaches to preventing terrorist attacks is to deny extremists the financial resources necessary to fund operations. In this 16-hour distance learning course, former DEA agent and Criminologist Tony Attanasio provides a detailed examination of terrorist financing and money laundering schemes and strategies for unraveling and disrupting terrorist financial networks.
Threat Analysis Through Graphology Graphology ('Handwriting Analysis') can be an extroardinary tool for identifying the personality traits of a writer. In this six-hour course, veteran graphologist and protection specialist Barry Wilson surveys handwriting analysis techniques for use in identifying potentially dangerous individuals. To aid students in using graphology principles in practical threat assessment applications, Mr. Wilson also presents a comprehensive scoring system designed to assess collective handwriting characteristics that may indicate an individual with heightened propensity for violence.
Chemicals & Agents of Biological Origin
Unfortunately, very few WMD training programs for emergency responders provide a comprehensive, detailed, and rational understanding of the chemical and biological threat. The S2 Chemicals and Agents of Biological Origin course is designed to fill this critical gap in responder training. This distance learning course provides students with a detailed analysis of potential chemical and biological agents and a thorough understanding of agent dissemination and employment scenarios. This program picks up where most other programs leave off, and surveys a wide spectrum of potential agents and employment methods that may be used by terrorists in attacking civilian targets.