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Brent Bergeron is a retired Ontario Provincial Police Detective Sergeant and Owner of Soteria Security Consulting. He is a Civilian Instructor for OPP Physical Surveillance courses and trained in Police Active Shooter response. Brent worked 25-years in specialized units investigating homicides, criminal organizations, international drug trafficking and terrorism and instructed at the Ontario Police College and OPP Academy. Cost: $68 + HST

In 2016, Brent was selected by the OPP to conduct an Operational Review, researching a tactical response to terrorism suspects and suicide bombers. He traveled across Canada and the United Kingdom, interviewing subject matter experts. During his research, Brent embedded with the Metropolitan London Police (UK) Surveillance Unit training instructors during a four-day counter-terrorism exercise, designed to test inter-operability of all police resources. At the conclusion of his terrorism research, Brent authored a report for the OPP outlining training, tactical and equipment enhancements. He then organized an educational seminar to share his findings with specialized police officers from multiple police services.

Upon completion of this course you will have a good understanding of terrorism through real world Canadian case studies and receive a course completion certificate. You will have direct access to the instructor for specific questions while enrolled in the course.

Introduction

  • What is Terrorism?
  • Canadian Terrorism Investigative Resources (CSIS, PATS, INSET)
  • Government Assistance For Community Anti-Radicalization Programs 

Risks and Trends

  • International and Canada
  • Recruitment
  • Lone-Actors
  • Right-Wing, Left-Wing, ISIS

Radicalization Leading to Terrorism

  • Risk Factors for Radicalization
  • Recognizing Radicalizated Behaviours
  • Why Some Extremists Use Violence
  • Recognizing Radicalized to Violence Behaviours

Risk Mitigation

  • Attack Preparedness and Prevention
  • Purposeful Situational Awareness
  • Indicators of Attack Preparation (Attack Planning Cycle)
  • Recognizing Hostile Reconnaissance of  YOUR Property
  • Understanding Methodology and Weapon Selection
  • "Leakage" of Violent Intentions = opportunity to PREVENT the attack
  • Characteristics of an Armed Person
  • Imminent Attack Indicators

Response During an Attack

  • Effectively Broadcasting Attack Warning
  • Run, Hide, Fight
  • Cover vs Concealment
  • How to Safely Exit a Building
  • Evacuation Rally Points
  • Contacting Dispersed Employees
  • Emergency Kit for Police Responders
  • Understanding Police Immediate Rapid Deployment

Response After an Incident

  • Cooperation with Police

Brent Bergeron is a retired Ontario Provincial Police Detective Sergeant and Owner of Soteria Security Consulting. He is a Civilian Instructor for OPP Physical Surveillance courses and trained in Police Active Shooter response. Brent worked 25-years in specialized units investigating homicides, criminal organizations, international drug trafficking and terrorism and instructed at the Ontario Police College and OPP Academy. Cost: $24 + HST

Upon completion of this introductory course you will have an understanding of responding to an active shooter through real world Canadian case studies and receive a course completion certificate. You will have direct access to the instructor for specific questions while enrolled in the course.

Course Topics Covered:

  • Run, Hide, Fight
  • How to safely exit a building
  • Effectively Broadcasting Attack Warning
  • Cooperation with Police