Institute for Homeland Security

Homeland Security Certification

The Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP) and Certified Homeland Protection Associate (CHPA) certification programs were established by the National Sheriffs’ Association in partnership with the National Domestic Preparedness Coalition, through the Global Center for Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability. The designations certify that individuals have demonstrated competency, knowledge, skills and abilities in the blended discipline of Homeland Protection, through a rigorous qualification and testing program.

Homeland Security Training Courses

If you'd like to register via mail, please print and mail the PDF registration form to National Sheriffs' Association, c/o GCPS Training, 1450 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314.

Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative

Free Online Training for Law Enforcement

The NSI training strategy is a multifaceted approach designed to increase the effectiveness of state, local, and tribal law enforcement and public safety professionals and other frontline partners in identifying, reporting, evaluating, and sharing pre-incident terrorism indicators to prevent acts of terrorism. To increase the effectiveness of this multifaceted approach, the NSI has developed training programs for frontline officers and hometown security partners regarding documented and verified behaviors and indicators that, when viewed in the context of all known facts and circumstances, may indicate terrorism-related criminal activity. Both the SAR Line Officer Training and each sector-specific SAR Hometown Security Partners Training discuss how to report identified suspicious activity to the proper authorities while maintaining the protection of citizens' privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties.

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Fact Sheet – Small Unmanned Aircraft Regulations (Part 107)
Summary of Small Unmanned Aircraft Rule (Part 107)