This training program teaches the crucial role that the State Threat Assessment System (STAS) plays in the domestic counterterrorism mission and how first responders are on the front line in the fight against terrorism. Viewers are provided with a comprehensive overview of the State and Local Fusion Centers that comprise the STAS, the process of Suspicious Activity Reporting (SARs), the value of the Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) program, and the importance of connecting your agency to the STAS. Case studies of interrupted attacks generated by SARs from first responders illustrate the benefits of Fusion Centers to help protect our homeland.
Fusion Centers serve as focal points for the receipt, analysis, gathering, sharing and safeguarding of threat-related information among the Federal government and State and local first responders. These centers are uniquely positioned to empower law enforcement, the fire service, other emergency response entities, and the private sector to understand the implications of national intelligence to enable officials to better protect their communities from a variety of threats
The video program offers two viewing options:
1. Play video in its entirety (73 min.)
2. Select among seven training segments:
• Overview (4 min.)
• Know Your Fusion Center (13 min.)
• The Intelligence Cycle (13 min.)
• Protect Critical Infrastructure (14 min.)
• Recognize Threats (14 min.)
• Report Suspicious Activities (12 min.)
• Final Thoughts (3 min.)
This video program is part of the POST Homeland Security training series and is presented in the traditional DVD menu format; the DVD does not offer the new "Group Facilitated" and "Individual" viewing modes nor printable documents. This video is also available online at the POST Learning Portal.
Date Produced: April 2015
CPT Hours/Credits: 2 Hours