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2016-2017 Official General Catalog 
2016-2017 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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HLS 210 - Special Security Issues

This course will cover a wide range of topics in Homeland Security related to transportation, border, and maritime security; executive protection; emergency communications; and infrastructure protection.

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Required in a degree/certificate program

Course Profile
Objectives of the Course:

1.  Identification and analysis of critical infrastructure systems including security and threat assessments.  Includes mitigation of threats as well as evaluation and revision of security measures in order to protect critical infrastructures. 
2.  Investigative and operational processes and procedures in Federal Law Enforcement operations for border security. 
3.  Basic principles of executive protection. 
4.  Tranportation of cargo throughout the United States, including highways, railways, waterways, pipelines and airports and basic security practices that can be applied to threats to these systems, including cargo theft and drug trafficking.

Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  List critical infrastructures.
2.  Evaluate security measures.
3.  Report methods to revise security of protection assets.
4.  Demonstrate mitigation of a critical infrastructure threat.
5.  Conduct information collection using the Internet and library resources;  Physical boundaries that establish the United States.
6.  Explain the history of border establishment.
7.  Identify territories and commonwealths of the United States.
8.  Explain the history of Border Patrol and its role in Federal Law enforcement
9.  Define Border Patrol within the organizational structure of Homeland Security.
10.  List the objectives of National Border Patrol Strategy.
11.  Explain the operational duties of Border patrol agents.
13.  Give details of technological advances in law enforcement for Border Patrol.
14.  Explain processes used in detecting and investigatinig document fraud.
15.  Record legal considerations for arrest, interview and interrogation.
16.  Define jurisdiction, venue, and statutes related to prosecution.
16.  Demonstrate rudimentary principles of executive protection.
17.  Describe attributes of professional executive protection specialists.
18.  Explain defensive driving principles and building search related to executive protection.
19.  List legal liability issues in executive protection.
20.  Explain the effects of 9/11 on transportation.
21.  Define the role of TSA in transportation security.
22.  Explain security issues related to:  Aviation security; Port security; Railway security; Busing security; Maritime security; Mass transit systems; Waterway security.

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