General Information

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is pleased to present the Airport Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) Training School to be held August 15-17, 2017 in Alexandria, VA at the AAAE Conference Center. This course is derived from a training course required by California state law. LEOs and any aviation personnel with security responsibilities are encouraged to take this important course, which will prepare them to protect airports and the aviation system in this time of unprecedented security requirements. More than 900 LEOs, TSA and aviation security personnel across the U.S., Canada and Guam have attended the previous training courses.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 
This training is valuable for new and experienced security staff who are assigned to an airport or have security responsibilities anywhere in the aviation industry. The material covered can be applied to small, medium or large hub airports anywhere. The following persons should attend:

*Airport LEOs 
*Airport Security Coordinators 
*Federal Security Directors 
*Airport Directors 
*Others with security responsibilities in aviation 

Note: This course does NOT meet the ASC training requirement in TSR 1542.3 or the 832.1 requirement in California. 

WHAT DOES THE TRAINING COVER? 
Taught as a combination of presentations, case studies, group exercises and demonstrations by experienced LEOs at some of the world's busiest international airports, this training will cover topics (subject to change) that include: 
  
Active Shooter 
Lessons learned and response tactics 
  
History of Aviation Security 
Standards for aviation security, related historical events, recent federal acts 
  
Legal Aspects of Aviation Security 
Enforcing regulations, case studies: legal vs. illegal, search and seizure, express and implied consent, civil and criminal penalties, role of FBI 
  
Current Threat Assessment to Civil Aviation 
Terrorist causes, types of threats, targeted areas around airfield, activity before potential attacks 
  
The Role of TSA and FAA in Law Enforcement 
Responsibilities for passenger screening, perimeter screening, hijack management, providing intelligence, safety standards, hazardous materials 

Incident Command 
Structures, uses, benefits 
  
Case Study Exercises 
Active Shooter, Natural Disasters, Security Breaches, Emergency Management & More 
  
Terminal Evacuations 
Floor warden program/monitors, repopulation, working with airport tenants, effect on airport operations 

Weapons of Mass Destruction 
Prevention, awareness standards, response coordination, evidence collection 
  
Hijack Management 
Airline/LEO responsibilities, command post operation

Airport-Specific Crimes 
Unattended luggage, restrooms, distraction thefts, parking lot/vehicle crimes, criminal characteristics 
  
Dealing with the Media 
Preparing media plans/press releases, what media will want and do 

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