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1 Homeland Security Counter –Terrorism Detection, Prevention & Response Immersion Course for Homeland Security SWAT and EOD Technicians and Policy-makers

2 ..Israeli law enforcement has more experience with modern terrorism than anyone else in the world. Any big city police force would benefit from joint planning sessions, exercises, training, and rotation with their counterparts in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv...Israeli law enforcement has more experience with modern terrorism than anyone else in the world. Any big city police force would benefit from joint planning sessions, exercises, training, and rotation with their counterparts in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. -- Dr. Marvin J. Cetron and Owen Davies-Army War College* -- Dr. Marvin J. Cetron and Owen Davies-Army War College* *Cetron, Dr. Marvin J. & Davies, Owen (2008). 55 Trends Now Shaping the Future of Policing. Army War College, Issue 1, Vol. 1.

3 Proactive Global Security is a security training company dedicated to producing and presenting an array of expert-driven immersion training courses and computer-based training courses to Homeland Security first responders, emergency management policy-makers and private-sector business interests concerned about the real and present threat of terrorism to their populations, employees and businesses throughout the world. Founded in 2005, Proactive Global Security has its clients the most unique opportunity for intensive real world training. All training meets DHS standards and can be funded through the following grant programs: UASI UASI (Urban Areas Security Initiative) OPSG OPSG (Operation Stone Garden) MMRS MMRS (Metropolitan Medical Response System) grant programs. HSGP HSGP (State Homeland Security Program) LETPA-UASI LETPA-UASI (Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Activity) TSGP TSGP (Transit Security Grant Program) Our Company & Our Philosophy FY2010 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) Details: FY2010 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) Details: https://www.rkb.us/contentdetail.cfm?content_id=227109&GetAELSELCats=1 https://www.rkb.us/contentdetail.cfm?content_id=227109&GetAELSELCats=1

4 The purpose of this immersion course is to provide our clients direct access to the most experienced counter-terrorism, experts in the world. The modern urban and rural security issues with which Israel contends daily, provide important insight and useful detection, prevention, and response tactics that are weighed against the varying landscape back in the United States. Participants will learn how to apply these skills and how to use them when they return to their job. Israels counter-terrorism strategies have been developed and tested by terrorist acts over decades. They are the most advanced of any peacetime country. All PGS courses use world renowned subject matter experts in prevention, detection and response to terror threats and terrorist operations. The Purpose of the Course

5 Through the direct interface with experts from Israels most elite law enforcement and military veterans, participants are offered an opportunity to interface with and receive first hand instruction from agency experts including those from the following fields: The Counter–Terrorism SWAT and EOD Immersion Course is the most unique immersion opportunity available anywhere in the world. Proactive Global Security couples two vital components: Direct Interaction Experience and knowledge of the United States law enforcement, intelligence and emergency management culture shapes every discussion and presentation. Many of these experts have worked directly with United States law enforcement and intelligence agencies and are familiar with the agencies cultures. This added perspective allows for important scenario based discussion with seminar participants. Proactive Global Security presenters and instructors will show participants how to apply these lessons to their work. Practical Knowledge SWAT Bomb Squad Law Enforcement Intelligence Border Security Why We Are Different

6 This course is designed for sworn law enforcement SWAT, EOD and law enforcement practitioners* seeking to enhance their skills and learn the latest techniques from the Israeli forces who have perfected them. This program is intended to teach state of the art tactics and procedures used by the Israeli elite hostage and counter terrorism forces. Participants should expect to be taxed physically and mentally by being placed in stressful situations consummate with real high risk SWAT, HRT and EOD operations. This program is designed for the practitioner who is looking to enhance their skills and learn the latest techniques from the Israeli forces who have perfected them. *Law enforcement commanders, policy makers and planners may attend but may not necessarily participate in the hands on training. Who Benefits From This Course?

7 Saturday: Arrive in Israel Sunday : Foundational Classes in Hotel: EOD, Intelligence, Israeli SWAT interdiction The difference between Israeli SWAT (YASAM) & YAMAM The roll of YAMAM in the state of Israel- Presentation by the Senior YAMAM Leadership *Monday: Training Day-Hebron Facility *Tuesday: Training Day-Hebron Facility *Wednesday: Training Day-Hebron Facility *Thursday: Training Day-Hebron Facility *Friday: Training Day-Hebron Facility Saturday: Golan Heights Sunday: Masada & Dead Sea Return Home *Schedule may include a visit to Yamam base, drill with YASAM, exchange program with YAMAM, YASAM and PGS participants. Curriculum Schedule

8 The curriculum for this course transcends theoretical training approaches currently available in the United States. It allows participants direct access to the leading counter-terrorism and SWAT technologies, techniques and expertise currently utilized in Israel. Through extensive practical and scenario-based drills, defined learning objectives and practical subject- matter expert instruction, the tactics and strategies will be applied in real time. The ability of participants to experience the actual impact of these lessons demonstrates how this knowledge can be used in their current positions as they participate in an array of drills, lectures and discussions. Curriculum Overview Israel History and Politics: Understanding the Training Grounds EOD, Intelligence, Israeli SWAT structure and interdiction protocol The difference between Israeli SWAT (YASAM) & YAMAM The roll of YAMAM in the state of Israel- Presentation by the Senior YAMAM Leadership Current Terrorist Trends & Tactics The SWAT/EOD Counter –Terrorism Detection, Prevention & Response Course is includes the following: Effective Interdiction & Management of Improvised Explosive Device Threats Weapons Handling and Drills with Rifles and Pistols Vehicle Combat Technique Drills and Scenarios Hostage Rescue Drills Including Vehicles and Buildings Anti-Terror CQB Techniques Krav Maga Defensive Techniques

9 The Role of a Countrys History, Geography, and Politics in Shaping Counter- Terrorism Strategy and Tactics for SWAT (YASAM) Jerusalem These briefings are important elements that will set the stage for the participants week of immersion with the expert SWAT and EOD teams on the front line of prevention, detection and response to Israels terrorism threat. This first encounter with experts from intelligence, Israeli SWAT (YASAM), law enforcement and politics is foundational for the participants understanding of the strategy and tactics experts will address throughout the week. The training curriculum can be further tailored to one or more specific core functions depending upon the requirements of a given Agency. The Profile of a Terrorist Threat and Detecting, Preventing, and Responding to Suicide Bombing Attacks Jerusalem Israels modern, urban society offers important lessons about infrastructure protection, prevention and response to terrorism that US policy makers and SWAT/EOD responders can immediately consider and implement upon returning home. Israels society offers similar targets to those in America, but have had to prepare Israeli society to successfully respond in real time to those threats.Curriculum Learning objectives from this day include:Learning objectives from this day include: History and geography of Israel Political structure of Israel Law enforcement and Intelligence agency structures The roll of YAMAM in the state of Israel The difference between Israeli SWAT (YASAM) and YAMAM EOD, Intelligence, Israeli SWAT (YASAM) interdiction Protocol

10 Counter-Terrorism Strategy and Tactics for SWAT and EOD Teams Training Facility, City of Hebron For decades Israel has faced threats from suicide bombers, car bombs and dynamic hostage situations. Mitigating the risk of such events occurring is the primary goal, but being prepared for other the possibility of such attacks through the use of highly trained response teams makes Israel a leader in hostage rescue, close quarter combat tactics and hand to hand combat training. This preparedness requires effective high-level training of firearms and weapons handling, EOD and tactical response training and scenario-based hostage rescue training. This training over a number of days is drawn from the expertise of SWAT, local police and EOD teams. They offer participants invaluable insight, expertise and practice of effective threat detection and response. Participants will have access to the strategies, tactics and experts that have made Israels special response teams exceptionally prepared for terrorist threats. Curriculum Learning objectives include: Mastering hostage rescue techniques in public spaces. Close quarter tactics and techniques for successful hostage rescue. Describing IED and bomb recognition and response techniques. Identifying explosive threats Participating in an array of scenario-based live-fire drills. Practicing vehicle search techniques Comparing and contrasting the preparedness of communities both in Israel and in the United States. Scenario drilsl for securing soft targets such as schools, shopping centers, public buildings, from terrorist attacks involving IEDs and hostage rescue elements.

11 Multi-Discipline Practical and Tactical Training Training Facility, City of Hebron Over the course of multiple intense training days at the training facility near Hebron, participants will garner important skills and insights from Israels top intelligence, law enforcement and military experts. Through live drills and an array of scenario-based training, participants will be challenged physically and mentally to master and integrate the important tactics and technology into their training and response protocol upon returning stateside.Curriculum Participants will participate in training that includes: Anti-Terror Response Tactics CQB Techniques Combat Pistol Shooting Drills and Scenarios Krav Maga Defensive Tactics Assault Rifle Shooting and Scenarios Vehicle Combat Techniques

12 Learning objectives include: Learning objectives include: Understanding how to inspect and comb Understanding suspicious signs and how to respond Learning to identify potential terrorists or hostage takers Understanding crowd behavior- signs and indicators. Understanding inspection protocol for people, sites and vehicles Understanding the MO of terrorists Reading and Detecting suspicious terrorist behavior Quick Reaction Techniques Understanding the tactical differences between how first responders contend with the threats in an urban Israeli city close to the border, versus a city of tourist sites surrounded by a parameter. Field drills/ ScenariosCurriculum Anti-Terror Response Tactics

13 Understanding Assault Rifle Techniques and TacticsUnderstanding Assault Rifle Techniques and Tactics On-Site Drills and Training, City of Hebron Handling weapons effectively and accurately is key to the success of drills and actual events involving terrorists or hostage takers. This section will ensure that each participant is familiar with the handling of and effective use of an array of weapons. Learning objectives include:Learning objectives include: Israels point-and-shoot training method Instructive and selective shooting Shooting from a car Multiple shooting positions Transition from primary to secondary weapons Night shooting drills and scenarios Weapons malfunction Multiple target drills and scenarios Prioritization of targets in hostage or terrorist situation Combat build-up areas CQB tactics Curriculum

14 Krav Maga– Defensive TacticsKrav Maga– Defensive Tactics On Site Drills and Training, City of Hebron Learning objectives include:Learning objectives include: Describe combat philosophy and mindset Understand aggressiveness and hand-to-hand combat Control and restrain techniques Searching a suspect Suicide bomber take-over Takedowns Multiple opponents Edge weapons defense Blunt weapons defense Disarming the opponent Body and weapons combo Team defense Against AssailantCurriculum

15 Learning objectives from this day include:Learning objectives from this day include: Shooting from a moving vehicle Contending with a suspected suicide Bomber in a vehicle. Shooting positions from and around a vehicle Stopping a suspicious car Engaging the enemy from a moving vehicle Multiple shooting positions Curriculum Vehicle Combat TechniquesVehicle Combat Techniques On-Site Drills and Training, City of Hebron Scenario based learning will be a key element to the days spent focused on this type of training. Experts from the most elite Israeli teams will guide the instruction during these lessons.

16 Learning objectives from this day include:Learning objectives from this day include: Drawing pistol from concealed positions Crowd crossing techniques in combat Target selection and shooting in civilian areas Team combat and room clearing Israels point-and-shoot training method Instructive and selective shooting Shooting from a car Multiple shooting positions Transition from primary to secondary weapons Night shooting drills and scenarios Weapons malfunction Multiple target drills and scenarios Prioritization of targets in hostage/terrorist situation Combat build-up areas CQB tactics Curriculum Combat Pistol Techniques and TacticsCombat Pistol Techniques and Tactics On-Site Drills and Training, City of Hebron Handling weapons effectively and accurately is key to the success of drills and actual events involving terrorists or hostage takers. This section will ensure that each participant is familiar with the handling of and effective use of an array of weapons.

17 The following is offers a sample of some of the SWAT, EOD and law enforcement professionals and policy makers who have attended this course. Who Has Attended This Course? Sgt. Tony Abuan, Tacoma Police Department Captain HLS/ Assistant Chief Paul McDonagh, Seattle Police Department Jeffery Shipp, Tacoma Police Department Captain HLS Michael Arthur Sanford, Seattle Police Department Lt. HLS-Donnie Lowe, Seattle Police Department Lieutenant Criminal Intelligence, Eric Richard Barden, Seattle Police Department Lt. ABS/CBRNE, Gregory Calder, Seattle Police Department Captain, Mitzi Johanknecht King County Sheriff Department Captain/ Assistant Chief, Michael Sanford, Seattle Police Department Law Enforcement : Municipal Sgt. Michael Richard Holm – SWAT- City of Aurora, Colorado Police Department Sgt. Bradley Dale Johnson- SWAT- City of Denver, Colorado Police Department Deputy Peter Thomas Mills – SWAT-Arapahoe County, Colorado Sheriff Department Sgt. Trevor Jerome- SWAT-City of West Minster, Colorado Police Department Director/Captain, Luther Thomas Reynolds, Special Operations Section, Montgomery County, Virginia Police Department Law Enforcement : SWAT

18 Who Has Attended This Course? John Batiste, Washington State Patrol Paul Beckley, Washington State Patrol Gregory Miller, Washington State Patrol Mark Drew Thomas, Washington State Patrol Deputy Director / Captain, Robin Mills Taylor, Criminal Intelligence Section, Maryland Fusion Center Law Enforcement : State Patrol Master Police Officer. Kenneth Gerard Brennan, WMD Special Ops, Fairfax County Police Department Lieutenant Colonel, Deputy Chief of Police, Steve Lee Sellers-Fairfax County Police Department Deputy Sheriff, Patrick Vern McCormick, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Judy Murphy, Central Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department James Heishman, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Chad Redinbo, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Roger Toles, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Shane Heiter, Adams County, Colorado Police Department Peter Mills, Arapahoe County, Colorado Police Department Law Enforcement : County

19 Who Has Attended This Course? Joe Tennant- Bomb Squad-Denver, Colorado Police Joel White- Bomb Squad- Douglas County, Washington Sheriff Department Jon Vaala- Bomb Squad Arapahoe County, Colorado Sheriff Department Rick Searle- Bomb Squad Jefferson County, Colorado Sheriff Department Scott Pierce- Bomb Squad- City of Longmont Police Department Sgt. Daniel Boardley- Bomb Squad-Everett, Washington Police Department Christopher McOmber- Bomb Squad, Bellevue, Washington Police Department Timothy Shook-Bomb Squad, King County, Washington Bomb Technician Sgt. Verner O'Quin Jr.-Bomb Squad, Seattle, Washington Police Department Bomb Squad Deputy Sherriff, Patrick Vern McCormick, Bomb Squad/EOD, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Roger Toles-Bomb Squad/EOD, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Scott Little- Bomb Squad/EOD, Boulder, Colorado Police Department Shane Heiter-Bomb Squad, Adams County, Colorado Police Department Lieutenant Mike Jackson- Bomb Squad/EOD, Oklahoma City Police Department Law Enforcement : Bomb Squad Technicians/EOD

20 Who Has Attended This Course? Battalion Chief John Donnelly - Washington D.C. Fire Department Battalion Chief Jerome Hagen, Emergency Preparedness Officer, Seattle Fire Department Matthew Rush, Austin Fire Department Lieutenant Walter Webb- Washington D.C. Fire Department Battalion Chief, Joseph Michael Reshetar, Special Operations, Arlington Fire Department Deputy Chief/Special Ops, John Alan Burke, Fairfax Fire Department Fire Marshall/Assistant Chief, Carl Hadden Culp Jr., Community Safety Division, Prince William County Fire Department Assistant Chief, Scott Edgar Goldstein- Special Operations Section, Montgomery County Fire Department Battalion Chief, Steve Gervis, Safety and Training Division-Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Fire & Rescue Division Tom Witowski, Coordinator, Denver, Colorado UASI, Liaison Captain, Jennifer Steck, Denver, Colorado UASI UASI Fire Service

21 Who Has Attended This Course? Emergency Management Mike Guditus- PEM MEP, Emergency Management Specialist, Training and Exercise Analyst, Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management Steve Bailey- Pierce County Washington Emergency Management Richard Buell- Washington State Department of Health Peggi Shapiro- Washington State Hospitals Jody Woodcock- Washington State Office of Emergency Management Stephanie Hackett- City of Aurora, Colorado Office of Emergency Management Melinda Johnson- EMS Dr. Charles Little- University of Colorado Hospital Kyle Roodberg- Denver, Colorado Health & Hospital Authority Steve Bennett- Westminster, Colorado Police Department EMS Liason Jesse Weaver- Jefferson County, Colorado Public Health Department Melanie Simons- Denver, Colorado Department of Public Health Director, John Joseph Brown- Arlington County, Virginia Office of Emergency Management Homeland Security Jeffery Stern, Homeland Security John Perry, RTD (Transportation)

22 The following is offers a sample of some of the first responders and emergency management policy makers who have attended this course Who Has Attended This Course? Battalion Chief John Donnelly - Washington D.C. Fire Department Battalion Chief Jerome Hagen, Emergency Preparedness Officer, Seattle Fire Department Matthew Rush, Austin Fire Department Lieutenant Walter Webb- Washington D.C. Fire Department Battalion Chief, Joseph Michael Reshetar, Special Operations, Arlington Fire Department Deputy Chief/Special Ops, John Alan Burke, Fairfax Fire Department Fire Marshall/Assistant Chief, Carl Hadden Culp Jr., Community Safety Division, Prince William County Fire Department Assistant Chief, Scott Edgar Goldstein- Special Operations Section, Montgomery County Fire Department Battalion Chief, Steve Gervis, Safety and Training Division-Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Fire & Rescue Division Sgt. Tony Abuan, Tacoma Police Department Captain HLS/ Assistant Chief Paul McDonagh, Seattle Police Department Jeffery Shipp, Tacoma Police Department Captain HLS Michael Arthur Sanford, Seattle Police Department Lt. HLS-Donnie Lowe, Seattle Police Department Lieutenant Criminal Intelligence, Eric Richard Barden, Seattle Police Department Lt. ABS/CBRNE, Gregory Calder, Seattle Police Department Captain/ Assistant Chief, Michael Sanford, Seattle Police Department Law Enforcement: Municipal Fire Service

23 Who Has Attended This Course? John Batiste, Washington State Patrol Paul Beckley, Washington State Patrol Gregory Miller, Washington State Patrol Mark Drew Thomas, Washington State Patrol Deputy Director / Captain, Robin Mills Taylor, Criminal Intelligence Section, Maryland Fusion Center Law Enforcement: State Patrol Captain, Mitzi Johanknecht King County Sheriff Department Director/Captain, Luther Thomas Reynolds, Special Operations Section, Montgomery County, Virginia Police Department Lieutenant Colonel, Deputy Chief of Police, Steve Lee Sellers-Fairfax County Police Department Master Police Officer. Kenneth Gerard Brennan, WMD Special Ops, Fairfax County Police Department Deputy Sheriff, Patrick Vern McCormick, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department James Heishman, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Judy Murphy, Central Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Chad Redinbo, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Roger Toles, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Shane Heiter, Adams County, Colorado Police Department Peter Mills, Arapahoe County, Colorado Police Department Law Enforcement: County

24 Who Has Attended This Course? Law Enforcement : Bomb Squad Technicians/EOD Joe Tennant- Bomb Squad-Denver, Colorado Police Joel White- Bomb Squad- Douglas County, Washington Sheriff Department Jon Vaala- Bomb Squad Arapahoe County, Colorado Sheriff Department Rick Searle- Bomb Squad Jefferson County, Colorado Sheriff Department Scott Pierce- Bomb Squad- City of Longmont Police Department Sgt. Daniel Boardley- Bomb Squad-Everett, Washington Police Department Christopher McOmber- Bomb Squad, Bellevue, Washington Police Department Timothy Shook-Bomb Squad,King County, Washington Bomb Technician Sgt. Verner O'Quin Jr.-Bomb Squad, Seattle, Washingotn Police Department Bomb Squad Deputy Sherriff, Patrick Vern McCormick, Bomb Squad/EOD, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Roger Toles-Bomb Squad/EOD, Pierce County, Washington Sheriff Department Scott Little- Bomb Squad/EOD, Boulder, Colorado Police Department Shane Heiter-Bomb Squad, Adams County, Colorado Police Department Lieutenant Mike Jackson- Bomb Squad/EOD, Oklahoma City Police Department Tom Witowski, Coordinator, Denver, Colorado UASI, Liaison Captain, Jennifer Steck, Denver, Colorado UASI UASI

25 Who Has Attended This Course? Emergency Management Steve Bailey- Pierce County Washington Emergency Management Richard Buell- Washington State Department of Health Peggi Shapiro- Washington State Hospitals Jody Woodcock- Washington State Office of Emergency Management Stephanie Hackett- City of Aurora, Colorado Office of Emergency Management Melinda Johnson- EMS Dr. Charles Little- University of Colorado Hospital Kyle Roodberg- Denver, Colorado Health & Hospital Authority Steve Bennett- Westminster, Colorado Police Department EMS Liason Jesse Weaver- Jefferson County, Colorado Public Health Department Melanie Simons- Denver, Colorado Department of Public Health Director, John Joseph Brown- Arlington County, Virginia Office of Emergency Management Homeland Security Jeffery Stern, Homeland Security John Perry, RTD (Transportation)

26 I was very fortunate to have been able to participate in this training program in its infancy and learn how the Israeli Police and Defense Forces have fought the war on terror. As a bomb technician, I was able to discuss specific issues with the Israeli Bomb Technicians, as it related to my field of expertise. More importantly, I developed relationships with my Israeli counterparts that will be valuable, both professionally and personally, for years to come. ---Joe Tenant, Denver Police Bomb Squad It has helped in understanding the multiple levels of training and cooperation that must be done here in US. This training program has it all... in my opinion one of the best levels of advanced training available today. ---Glen Rudner, CRA-USA Inc There is no way to replicate the benefit of being on the ground in Israel. The ability to observe the prevention tactics, ask experts questions in the field and review response tactics by visiting actual hard and soft targets within Israel offers participants an unprecedented degree of understanding. Being in the field allows for discussion between and amongst participants and experts and allows scenario-based discussions to uncover stateside techniques and tactics that may not be as effective as perceived. Meeting this challenge requires observations that can only be made on site in Israel. ---Battalion Fire Chief, John Donnelly, DC Fire and EMS, Washington D.C. What People Are Saying

27 "We sent twenty seven of our professionals to Israel last year. It was a diverse group of students from Medical, Emergency Management, Law Enforcement and Fire disciplines. It was an extremely valuable experience where we heard incredible speakers and had the opportunity to sit down and speak with groups of our peers. We were so impressed with the speakers that we are hosting several of them at our Denver UASI Shared Strategies for Homeland Security conference in December Their expertise and openness was refreshing and we look forward to bringing them in to share their knowledge with our first responder community. ---Captain Jennifer Steck, Denver UASI What People Are Saying As a professional trainer I highly recommend this training and the methods used by PGS for all disciplines. Nowhere else can you live and experience the threats and security issues faced by a community in constant peril of terrorism and learn the best practice methods to mitigate, prepare, respond, and recover from the threats. --- Michael Guditus, CEMA, MEP/ Emergency Management Specialist, Training and Exercise Analyst, Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management

28 Yisroel Stefansky Founder and Director of International Business Development Our Team As Proactive Global Securitys Founder and Director of International Business Development, Yisroel Stefansky plays a fundamental role helping organizations throughout the US understand terrorism from the perspective of the victim. He is an international lecturer and recognized expert in practical disaster response & relief. A true veteran of the war between terrorists and civilization. Stefansky has worked with police forces, emergency response teams, and many other first-responders in various countries throughout the world as a consultant and response trainer. As a young man Stefansky found himself at the site of a violent terror attack in Jerusalem. Rather than turn away he took action and became part of the rescue effort. This experience led him to found ZAKA, an organization that carries out the important and difficult task of recovering body parts for burial whenever and wherever a disaster or terror attack occurs. The ZAKA foundation today consists of several hundred young volunteers who are stationed across Israel, poised and ready to respond to any disaster. Stefansky was sent to Houston when the Space Shuttle, Columbia, disintegrated and subsequently aided in recovering victims in the U.S. following hurricane Katrina. He established the Israeli civilian search and rescue dive team, and is a founder of the Israel SupportFund, a charitable organization supporting low profile hospitals, institutions and families that are normally overlooked by donors. He has appeared on FOX News, Israel National News, Radio Israel and CFRB Toronto.

29 Gat was chosen by the Defense Ministry and the IDF to lead a special project to fight terrorism in high risk areas. He established and commanded anti-terror and security units for the Israeli Ministry of Defense and the IDF. Under Gats command, the personal safety of the civilians in these areas improved dramatically. As part of the project, Gat led a team of technology experts who found innovative and successful solutions in these areas. Together with his team, Gat has developed new methods and tactics that have proven to be efficient in this kind of war. Sharon graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is currently studying for his PHD in Bar– Ilan University in Tel Aviv. In his reserve duty Sharon is a battalion commander in one of the top units of the IDF. He led the unit in the last Lebanon war. Sharon Gat Director of Instruction Our Team Sharon Gat is a Major in the IDF Special Forces (now a reservist), and Certified Firearms Instructor(CFI), with vast operational experience in guerrilla warfare and counter terrorism in the field. This includes commanding units in operations in Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

30 (Ret.) Colonel Pazi Zafrir is a former senior director and chief instruction of the Israeli Secret Service and its VIP Protection unit. Professional Experience: Israeli Security Agency (Secret Service) for 25 years Former senior director (Col) in the Israeli Security Agency. Instructor and director in El-Al security unit (Israeli National Air lines) Expert Combat Shooting Instructor Operative director at the Israeli VIP Protection unit Responsible for all the instruction in the Israeli VIP Protection unit, worldwide. Responsible for tactical Instruction of all the units in the Israeli Security Agency Charged with setting up, training and commanding the Dignitary Protection unit of the Israeli Parliament. Pazi Zafrir Chief Instructor Our Team

31 Michael Cardash Director of EOD Programming Our Team Michael Cardash is one of the world leading experts in the field of defeating improvised explosive devices (IED's). He provides deep expertise, insight and guidance e in understanding, recognizing and responding to the IED threat. Cardash, the former deputy head of the Israeli police bomb disposal division retired after a 27 year career as a senior bomb technician with the rank of Chief Superintendent. During those years he participated in numerous missions defeating IED's and other counter terrorist operations. He commanded bomb disposal units within the border guards and police during intense terrorist conflicts (first & second intifada) gaining immense experience investigating and responding to the variety of terror attacks and in particular to suicide bombing devices and attacks. During his career Cardash instructed law enforcement personnel and bomb technicians from around the world. He headed the Israeli police bomb disposal school teaching and guiding bomb technicians, assisted in founding counter terror security procedures and shared his experience with counter terror operatives around the world. He was responsible for R&D bomb disposal projects, researching and developing new tools and equipment for mitigating and defeating IED's used by bomb technicians and other protection agencies. Cardash has a professional reputation within the world bomb disposal community as one of the most valued experienced bomb technicians

32 Mordecai Dzikansky Director of Investigation & Intelligence Programs Dzikansky is recognized by both Israel & the US as a highly respected expert in international terrorism. He was the Lead Investigator for the legendary Torah Task Force for 10 years resulting in numerous convictions and the recovery of many sacred Torah Scrolls. He was awarded the Detective Bureau, Certificate of Achievement for the arrest and conviction of a serial killer and served over 20 years as a detective on the streets of New York. He has been a featured expert on terrorism for such media outlets as: CBSs 60 Minutes, The New York Times, The Boston Sunday Gloghfgbe, Esquire, the New Yorker, amongst others. Mordecai (Morty) Dzikansky brings an unsurpassed level of global experience in the field of urban terror. He worked 25 years for the NYPD and was their first Overseas Liaison to Israel following the 9/11 attacks. He helped shape the current NYPDs strategy on terror prevention by personally attending and analyzing over 2 dozen international terror events in five years including Turkey, Russia, Spain, Egypt and Israel. His vast interactions with government officials, law enforcement agencies, and security personnel worldwide have helped him develop an expansive and in-depth understanding of the modern phenomenon of terrorism. Twenty-five year NYPD veteran – rank Detective 1st Grade. NYPDs first Overseas Liaison to Israel, following the 9/11 attacks. Unsurpassed global experience at urban terror scenes. Expert in Risk/Threat Analysis, Security Strategies, Human Security Tactics and Emergency Response. Lecturer/consultant for worldwide law enforcement agencies and institutions including: International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, Herzliya, Israel -featured speaker at 2008 annual international conference on global terrorism, The National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C, The Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, Columbia University, New York and Williams College, Massachusetts Our Team

33 Gil Kleiman Director of Public Information & Preparedness Programs unit, assisting foreign law enforcement officers with the prosecution of accused Nazi war criminals residing in various countries by locating and interviewing Nazi crime victims in Israel. While serving in the Security Section of the INP from , Kleiman inspected, assessed and advised on the security apparatuses at government and public installations. He developed training and instructional programs for hundreds of security officers across Israel and served as an adviser at legislative planning meetings for Public Security Installation Law. During the period of intense terror attacks that struck Israel in September 2000, Kleiman served as the INPs foreign press spokesperson, and quickly became Israels face and voice to the world. He was present at all the major terror attacks and suicide bombings, providing on- site interviews and press statements for media outlets including; CNN, Fox, BBC, SKY, al-Jazeera, El Arabia, RTV, RTL, NTV, amongst others. In addition, Kleiman provided background explanations, information and professional technical briefings to hundreds of law enforcement agencies around the world. He presently consults about all facets of media and terror. Gil Kleiman, an Israel National Police (INP) veteran and foreign press spokesperson with over 23 years experience. He has an unsurpassed knowledge of on-site terror scene investigations, security assessments and media relations. With a BA from George Washington University and an L.L.B. in Law from Bar-Ilan University, Gil has a keen eye for analyzing terror crime scenes. In 1983, after serving in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) as a Sergeant in the Combat Engineers, Gil Kleiman began his career in the IINP as a bomb disposal technician. Within a few,years Kleiman became an EOD instructor. While in law school, Kleiman joined the Nazi war crimes Kleiman has given presentations at EUROPOL Hague in the Netherlands on Media and Terror. He was part of the INP anti-terror team sent to Greece prior to the 2004 Olympics. He has lectured throughout the United States to both private and public/police organizations and is considered an expert on media relations, developing civilian resilience to terror, and understanding a Police officers role in preventing and responding to terrorist attacks. Our Team

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35 1. Why go to Israel, why not somewhere else – for instance Iraq or Afghanistan? 1. Why go to Israel, why not somewhere else – for instance Iraq or Afghanistan? Unlike Afghanistan and Iraq, Israel has a terrorist problem that more similarly mirrors that of the United States. PGS training in Israel offers participants an opportunity to explore the prevention, detection and response techniques that have most benefitted Israel. In addition, Israeli and American culture are more similar. We share familiar societal organization and cultural elements that ate not found in Iraq and Afghanistan. These allow students to use the Israeli experience as a laboratory, observing how strategic and tactical changes can be implemented and what their effects are in a similar environment. 2. Why do I need to travel to Israel to learn about terrorism and homeland security issues given the wide range of DHS courses offered in the US? There is no way to replicate the benefit of being on the ground in Israel. The ability to observe the prevention tactics, ask experts questions in the field and review response tactics by visiting actual hard and soft targets within Israel offers participants an unprecedented degree of understanding. Being in the field allows for discussion between and amongst participants and experts and allows scenario-based discussions to uncover stateside techniques and tactics that may not be as effective as perceived. Figure out which lessons from Israel apply in the United States, meeting this challenge requires observations that can only be made on site in Israel. 3. Is this a site seeing trip? No. While there is naturally many historical and tourist sites in Israel, class activities and the daily course schedule limit participants ability to visit these sites. Nearly all tourist experiences occur after 20:00. Who should attend this course? The combination of attendees contributes to the success of their experience. PGS This course is targets professionals from multiple disciplines and jurisdictions including law enforcement, public safety, emergency management, fire departments, public utility districts, hospital management, and municipal and state government policy makers. They come from agencies from across the United States. Typically participants are division or functional area commanders or specialized agency planning and response officials. This diversity allows participants to have scenario-based discussion with each other about their observations immediate. How does diversity help the experience? In our class we had a variety of discipline represented, including medical professionals. During our class we received lessons from ICU nurses on their experiences with Mass Casualty Incidents. As it turns out, this was one of the most informative sessions for the entire class. If it had not been for having this discipline represented in our class, all of us may have missed a great opportunity to reconsider some of the tenets we hold to be truths about mass casualty incidents. Is it safe to visit Israel? Yes, not only did we feel safe from terror attacks, we felt safe on the streets and in our visits around the country. This in and of itself is an amazing lesson to carry back to our communities. Many of us felt more vulnerable to a terror attack at home than we did in Israel. 1.Why do I need to travel to Israel to learn about terrorism and homeland security issues given the wide range of DHS courses offered in the US? 2.Is it safe to travel to Israel given the recent issues and destabilization in the area as reported by the media? 3.Is the Israeli experience combating terrorism, securing boarders, and strengthening infrastructure useful and applicable within your local jurisdiction (city, state, federal, etc.)? 4.Will there be take home materials available (PPTs, notes, outlines, etc) for the various instructors and site visits? 5.What is the total cost associated with the trip, is the course a DHS approved and funded course, what costs are covered versus not-covered, and how do I begin the application process? 6.Are UASI grant funds available and permitted for this training within my region? 7.What is the minimum and maximum course size? 8.Is DHS or UASI funding available for individuals? 9.Do you have previous attendee contact information within my discipline that I can contact for questions about the training? 10.Are pictures and video allowed of the instructors during the training and at the different site visits?34 Frequently Asked Questions

36 4. Who should attend this course? The combination of attendees contributes to the success of their experience. PGS This course is targets professionals from multiple disciplines and jurisdictions including law enforcement, public safety, emergency management, fire departments, public utility districts, hospital management, and municipal and state government policy makers. They come from agencies from across the United States. Typically participants are division or functional area commanders or specialized agency planning and response officials. This diversity allows participants to have scenario-based discussion with each other about their observations immediate. 5. How does diversity help the experience? In our class we had a variety of discipline represented, including medical professionals. During our class we received lessons from ICU nurses on their experiences with Mass Casualty Incidents. As it turns out, this was one of the most informative sessions for the entire class. If it had not been for having this discipline represented in our class, all of us may have missed a great opportunity to reconsider some of the tenets we hold to be truths about mass casualty incidents. Frequently Asked Questions

37 4. Who should attend this course? The combination of attendees contributes to the success of their experience. PGS This course is targets professionals from multiple disciplines and jurisdictions including law enforcement, public safety, emergency management, fire departments, public utility districts, hospital management, and municipal and state government policy makers. They come from agencies from across the United States. Typically participants are division or functional area commanders or specialized agency planning and response officials. This diversity allows participants to have scenario-based discussion with each other about their observations immediate. 5. How does diversity help the experience? In our class we had a variety of discipline represented, including medical professionals. During our class we received lessons from ICU nurses on their experiences with Mass Casualty Incidents. As it turns out, this was one of the most informative sessions for the entire class. If it had not been for having this discipline represented in our class, all of us may have missed a great opportunity to reconsider some of the tenets we hold to be truths about mass casualty incidents. Frequently Asked Questions


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