In 2022, public safety officials, security professionals, and facility owners and operators experienced an unprecedented number of bomb threats and responded to hundreds of threats that disrupted daily lives and operations. As an example, in the months of January and February Historically Black Colleges and Universities received over 65 bomb threats; in the months of July and August institutions of higher learning received over 195 bomb threats and most of these institutions had to make the difficult decision to evacuate their facilities not only disrupting operations but costing untold man hours and resources. There were many other threats that targeted critical infrastructure and houses of worship.
In an effort to help equip security professionals with Bomb Threat Assessment tools, the Office for Bombing Prevention is offering two sessions of the Introduction to Bomb Threat Management course which was developed as a Just-in-Time training (in response to last year’s bomb threats) on January 18, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. EST and 2:00 p.m. EST. These courses will be announced nationally and will be open to the first 70 participants who register.
Protective Security Advisor, Region 5, Illinois
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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