Anti-Terrorism Officer (ATO) Course

S2 Anti-Terrorism Officer Course – Copenhagen

Anti-Terrorism Officer Course

Copenhagen, Denmark  |  9-13 November 2020

On 10-14 August 2020, the S2 Institute, in conjunction with the International Association of Counterterrorism and Security Professionals (IACSP) and Seccon Security & Consulting, will be presenting a five-day, 40-hour version of the S2 Anti-Terrorism Officer (ATO) Course in Nairobi, Kenya.

The S2/IACSP Anti-Terrorism Officer (ATO) Course is designed to prepare security and law enforcement professionals for assignments involving the protection of facilities against terrorist attack. This program provides a detailed exploration of contemporary terrorist methods and essential skills and knowledge that all anti-terrorism personnel should possess.

The information presented in this course reflects best practices in anti-terrorism, physical security, and emergency preparation as may be applied to a wide range of commercial and government facilities. The measures presented in this course are based on the instructor’s decades of experience in managing risks of terrorist violence, critical evaluation of hundreds of terrorist attacks, and analysis of methods for managing terrorism-related problems pioneered by organizations throughout the world.

Summary of topics include:

Introduction to Terrorism • Dynamics of Terrorist Attacks • Advanced IED Threat M.O. • Chem-Bio Terrorism • AT Countermeasures & Planning Concepts • Protective Counterintelligence/OPSEC • Physical Security and Access Control Planning • Blast Mitigation and Facility Design • Mail Security Planning • Bomb Threat Management • Suspect IED & VBIED Response • Post-Blast Response Chem-Bio Attack Response

    • Recognizing risks associated with contemporary terrorism including an in-depth understanding of contemporary terrorist modus operandi.
    • Understanding technical characteristics of explosive events, CBRN weapons, IEMI threats, and ballistic weapons necessary for designing effective protective measures.
    • Identifying security requirements essential to reducing terrorism-related risk.
    • Assessing facility risks and utilizing risk management principles in anti-terrorism planning.
    • Implementing Operations Security (OPSEC) and protective counterintelligence principles to impair terrorists’ ability to gather target intelligence.
    • Designing and specifying physical security measures for effective performance against terrorist armed attack and IED delivery scenarios.
    • Developing effective entry control measures for validating, screening, and searching entrants at facility and building entry points.
    • Identifying hazardous devices, possible device components, and risks associated with hazardous devices.
    • Designing and specifying protective measures and facility improvements for mitigation of projected charge weapon, IED,  chem-bio, and IEMI attacks.
    • Developing an effective mail screening and security program.
    • Recognizing indications of terrorist attack or impending terrorist events.
    • Developing a facility-level Incident Command System and designing effective infrastructure to support emergency response operations.
    • Developing safe and effective procedures for responding to a full spectrum of terrorist attack scenarios.

Course Details


Group enrollment discounts are available. Contact us for details.

Craig Gundry

Scandic Palace Hotel

Restriction Level
Level 2 – Verified Security Professionals & Law Enforcement Only

Presentation Time
40-Hrs/5 Days (8:00am to 5:00pm)

Security Professionals, Force Protection Officers, LE Professionals Assigned to Anti-Terrorism Activities

Students that wish to enroll and pay for this course by email should download and complete the S2 Course Enrollment Form (PDF). When completed, email the form with payment information to:

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Nov 09 - 13 2020


All Day


Scandic Palace Hotel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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