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Seaport Security for Port Employees Course Outline


 

PE Required

 

 

 

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MSA 1-R

None See Maritime Security Awareness Course for Requirements

PE 9.1

 

 

 

 

PE Professional Development

 

 

 

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Module 1. The Seaport Environment

 

 

 

 

PE 1.1-PD

Lesson 1.1-PD:     Port Processes and Activities

PE 1.1

 

1.1-PD         Explain the primary processes and activities that occur on a port.

 

 

1.1.1      Demonstrate awareness of whether the port is a cargo port and/or a cruise ship port.

 

 

1.1.2      Define what primary processes and activities most commonly occur at each type of port.

 

 

 

 

PE 1.2-PD

Lesson 1.2-PD:     Port Facilities, Equipment, and Infrastructure

PE 1.2

 

1.2-PD         Explain the major facilities, equipment, and infrastructure present on a port.

 

 

1.2.1      Identify the facilities most commonly located on a port.

 

 

1.2.2      Identify the types of equipment most commonly used on a port.

 

 

1.2.3      Identify the major infrastructure found on a port.

 

 

 

 

PE 1.3-PD

Lesson 1.3-PD:     Port Personnel

PE 1.3

 

1.3-PD         Identify and explain the roles of the primary stakeholders in the maritime domain.

 

 

1.3.1      Demonstrate awareness of various security personnel, including uniforms, vehicles, and

forms of identification, involved in port security.

 

 

1.3.2      Demonstrate awareness of various labor, service, and subcontract personnel involved in

daily port operations

 

 

 

 

PE 1.4-PD

Lesson 1.4-PD:     Safety and Security on the Port

PE 1.4

 

1.4-PD         Explain the importance of safety and security at seaports.

 

 

1.4.1      Demonstrate awareness that there are safety issues surrounding facilities and equipment most commonly used on a port.

 

 

1.4.2      Demonstrate awareness that there are safety issues surrounding major port

infrastructure.

 

 

1.4.3      Demonstrate awareness that there are safety issues related to the activities and

processes most commonly executed on a port.

 

 

1.4.4      Demonstrate awareness of the potential impact of port disruption.

 

 

1.4.5      Demonstrate awareness that there are security threats to the port.

 

 

1.4.6      Demonstrate awareness that there are security issues surrounding facilities and

equipment most commonly used on a port.

 

 

1.4.7      Demonstrate awareness that there are security issues surrounding major port

infrastructure

 

 

1.4.8      Demonstrate awareness that there are security issues related to the activities and

processes most commonly executed at a port.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module 2. Rules and Regulations in Seaport Security

 

 

 

 

PE 2.1-PD

Lesson 2.1-PD:     U.S. and International Regulations

PE 2.1

 

2.1-PD         Identify the current relevant regulations that govern security requirements at a U.S. port or facility.

 

 

2.1.1      Identify the regulations that govern international maritime transportation security.

 

 

2.1.2      Identify the regulations that govern U.S. maritime transportation security.

 

 

 

 

PE 2.2-PD

Lesson 2.2-PD:     Responsibilities of Port Security Personnel

PE 2.2

 

2.2-PD         List relevant knowledge, skills, and security responsibilities required of facility

personnel.

 

 

2.2.1      Identify security responsibilities required of the owner or operator as specified in 33 CFR.

 

 

2.2.2      Identify security responsibilities required of the FSO as specified in 33 CFR.

 

 

2.2.3      List knowledge and skills required of facility personnel with security duties as specified in

33 CFR.

 

 

 

 

PE 2.3-PD

Lesson 2.3-PD:     Role of Security Organizations on the Port

PE 2.3

 

2.3-PD         Differentiate roles of federal, state, local, port, vessel and facility organizations in

establishing and maintaining port and facility security as specified in international and

U.S. regulations.

 

 

2.3.1      Identify roles of the U.S. Coast Guard in establishing and maintaining port and facility

security as specified in international and U.S. regulations.

 

 

2.3.2      Identify roles of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in establishing and maintaining

port and facility security as specified in international and U.S. regulations.

 

 

2.3.3      Identify roles of state law enforcement in establishing and maintaining port and facility security as specified in international and U.S. regulations.

 

 

2.3.4      Identify roles of local law enforcement in establishing and maintaining port and facility

security as specified in international and U.S. regulations.

 

 

2.3.5      Identify roles of port, vessel, and facility security personnel in establishing and

maintaining port and facility security as specified in international and U.S. regulations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module 3. Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction

 

 

 

 

PE 3.1-PD

Lesson 3.1-PD:     Terrorism Today

PE 3.1

 

3.1-PD         Describe the nature of terrorism.

 

 

3.1.1      Discuss the definitions, history, and threat of terrorism.

 

 

3.1.2      List signs of terrorism including surveillance, test of security, acquiring supplies,

suspicious people who don't belong, dry runs/ trial runs, deploying assets or getting into position.

 

 

3.1.3      Summarize the various types of weapons, dangerous substances and devices, the

damage they can cause, and their appearance.

 

 

3.1.4      Recognize pre-incident indicators of terrorist activities.

 

 

 

 

PE 3.2-PD

Lesson 3.2-PD:     Potential Targets of Terrorism

PE 3.2

 

3.2-PD         Summarize the unique nature of port as a potential terrorism target.

 

 

3.2.1      Describe the unique nature of port as potential terrorist targets.

 

 

3.2.2      Describe the critical infrastructure / facilities that can be potential terrorist targets at

port.

 

 

3.2.3      Identify the route of potential transportation of WMD at port.

 

 

3.2.4      Describe the consequences of a terrorist attack at a port including the economic and

psychological impacts.

 

 

 

 

PE 3.3-PD

Lesson 3.3-PD:     WMD:  Protecting Yourself

PE 3.5

 

3.3-PD         Use proper procedures for self-protection during a WMD incident.

 

 

3.3.1      Demonstrate the use of protective measures, time, distance, and shielding in a scenario.

 

 

3.3.2      Identify the minimum safe distance from a hazardous materials scene.

 

 

3.3.3      Describe the four elements of the Recognize, Avoid, Isolate and Notify (RAIN) concepts.

 

 

3.3.4      Mentally rehearse situation specific evacuation procedures in a scenario to ensure

personal safety.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module 4. Inside Threats to Security

 

 

 

 

PE 4.1-PD

Lesson 4.1-PD:     The Nature of Inside Threats

PE 4.1

 

4.1-PD         Demonstrate relevant background knowledge on inside threats.

 

 

4.1.1      Distinguish betweeninside” and outside” threats in terms of description, involved

persons, and motives.

 

 

4.1.2      List common types (categories) of inside threats.

 

 

4.1.3      List the characteristics of inside threats by category.

 

 

 

 

PE 4.2-PD

Lesson 4.2-PD:     Crime on the Port

PE 4.2

 

4.2-PD         Describe the relationship between inside threats and criminal activities.

 

 

4.2.1      Describe the forms of crime that can take place in the seaport environment.

 

 

4.2.2      List the range of crimes associated with criminal activities in ports.

 

 

4.2.3      Describe basic statistics on criminal activity in ports in terms of types of illegal activities.

 

 

 

 

PE 4.3-PD

Lesson 4.3-PD:     Identifying Inside Threats

PE 4.3

 

4.3-PD         Work with security staff to identify potential internal threats.

 

 

4.3.1      Recognize activities and behaviors consistent with inside threats.

 

 

4.3.2      Identify potential inside threat risk areas in current port security setting.

 

 

4.3.3      Describe the role of staff and employees in identifying inside threats.

 

 

4.3.4      Describe the role and functions of port security staff in regard to inside threats.

 

 

 

 

PE 4.4-PD

Lesson 4.4-PD:     Reporting Inside Threats

PE 4.4

 

4.4-PD         Support employee anonymous reporting of potential inside threats.

 

 

4.4.1      Describe the importance of anonymity in reporting potential inside threats.

 

 

4.4.2      Describe employee’s responsibility in reporting potential inside threats to appropriate

personnel.

 

 

4.4.3      Describe the elements of a trusting relationship with management and security

personnel regarding all security concerns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module 5. Detecting Surveillance and Suspicious Activities

 

 

 

 

PE 5.1-PD

Lesson 5.1-PD:     Observe and Note Surveillance and Suspicious Activities

PE 5.2

 

5.1-PD         Make observations.

 

 

5.1.1      Identify areas of critical concern in a port.

 

 

5.1.2      Observe and provide descriptions of people and vehicles.

 

 

5.1.3      Recognize techniques used to circumvent security measures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module 6. Situation Awareness

 

 

 

 

PE 6.1-PD

Lesson 6.1-PD:     Recognizing Security Threats

PE 6.1

 

6.1-PD         Identify pre-incident indicators using situation awareness.

 

 

6.1.1      Describe the role of situation awareness in preventing and mitigating security incidents.

 

 

6.1.2      Identify skills required in looking for perceived threats to security in the port

environment.

 

 

6.1.3      Identify skills required to improve comprehension and understanding of perceived

threats in the port environment.

 

 

6.1.4      Discuss the role of anticipation and prediction in situation awareness in the port

environment.

 

 

6.1.5      List ways to improve situation awareness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module 7. Cargo and Container Security

 

 

 

 

PE 7.1-PD

Lesson 7.1-PD:     Customs and Border Protection Programs

PE 7.1

 

7.1-PD         Identify government programs related to cargo and container security.

 

 

7.1.1      Explain the role of CBP as the lead agency in responding to cargo or container incidents.

 

 

7.1.2      State the CBP 24-Hour Advance Cargo Manifest Declaration Rule

 

 

7.1.3      Describe the role of the National Targeting Center in cargo and container security.

 

 

7.1.4      Describe the function of the CBP program C-TPAT and the Container Security Initiative

 

 

 

 

PE 7.2-PD

Lesson 7.2-PD:     Vulnerabilities of Cargo and Containers

PE 7.2

 

7.2-PD         Identify vulnerabilities associated with cargo and containers.

 

 

7.2.1      Identify vulnerabilities regarding stowaways on a vessel or in a container.

 

 

7.2.2      Identify seaport vulnerabilities associated with contraband in cargo/containers to include

human traffic, narcotics, and currency.

 

 

7.2.3      Identify vulnerabilities associated with hazardous cargo/containers.

 

 

7.2.4      Identify vulnerabilities associated with biological hazards in cargo/containers to include

illegal shipping of hazardous waste.

 

 

7.2.5      Identify seaport vulnerabilities associated with IED/WMD devices contained in cargo/containers.

 

 

7.2.6      Identify seaport vulnerabilities associated with fraud to include document fraud and

inside threats.

 

 

7.2.7      Identify seaport vulnerabilities associated with theft to include direct theft from cargo

facilities, hijacking and driver complicit hijacking, theft of an entire container using false paperwork, and pilferage.

 

 

7.2.8      Identify an intact container seal, damaged container seal and missing container seal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module 8. Communication - Handling Sensitive Security Information

 

 

 

 

PE 8.1-PD

Lesson 8.1-PD:     Working with Sensitive Security Information

PE 8.1

 

8.1-PD         Demonstrate knowledge on security related communication including the handling of

Sensitive Security Information (SSI).

 

 

8.1.1      Describe security sensitive information.

 

 

8.1.2      Demonstrate knowledge of the appropriate procedures for handling Sensitive Security

Information (SSI).

 

 

8.1.3      Describe the importance of secure handling of Sensitive Security Information and

confidentiality.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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