Anti-Terrorism Basic Protection Course

Terrorism is the calculated use of violence or the threat of violence to inculcate fear, intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological. The horrific domestic terrorist attack of Oklahoma City in 1995 and the attacks of September 11 2001 have shown us that terrorism is threat to our national security.  The purpose of this training is to increase your awareness of terrorism and to improve your ability to apply personal protective measures both at home and abroad.


Where were you on September 11, 2001?

How has the events of September 11, 2001 and the rise of terrorism into the public consciousness affected you?


The learning objectives for this course are the following:


Threat Environment

International Travel


The Terrorist Planning Cycle

Broad Target Selection

Intelligence Gathering

Specific Target Selection

Pre-attack Surveillance and Planning


Actions on the Objective

Escape and Evasion

Check on Learning

In the initial planning stages terrorist usually collection information on only a specific target.

Terrorists seek information on

Terrorists will spare no cost to execute an operation no matter the benefit.

What is not an Action on the Objective factor?

Ant-Terrorism Themes


What is true about Sonora Mexico?

Be Vigilant

Don't be a Target

Report and Respond

If you identify a possible surveillance attempt you should try to handle the situation yourself.

Which of the following is not an Antiterrorism theme?


Air Travel

Security at the Airport


Air Travel - Situation 1: At the airport, you notice an unattended civilian-looking SUV at the curb

Air Travel - Situation 2: You have been asked by a stranger to check one of his extra bags

Air Travel - Situation 3: In the event of a skyjacking, you should immediately attempt to subdue the skyjackers

Ground Travel

Rental Vehicles

Ground Travel Situation 1:

Which of the following is not a useful vehicle feature from a security perspective?

Hotel Security

Selecting your room

Inspecting your hotel room

Hotel Security Situation 1: You are on a business trip and you have rented a hotel    You know to ask for a room on the 3rd to 5th floors to reduce the chance of break-ins while remaining in reach of emergency services. What else should you ask for?

Hotel Security Situation 2:  You are in your hotel room and you hear a knock on the door. Through the peephole, you see a man in a hotel staff uniform with a tray. What do you do?

Hostage Survival

Initial Response to a Hostage Incident

Time in Captivity

Hostage Resolution

Hostage Situation 1: Two armed men crash into your room and shout for you to get on the floor and be quiet

Reasons for acquiring hostages include publicity, use as a bargaining chip while executing other crimes, the forcing of political concessions, and ransom.

Practical Exercise

Practical Exercise Scenario

Provide your travel itinerary below and list the security measures you took in order to have a safe trip.