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Friday, 28 October 2011

Institute of Terrorism Research and Response

Law Enforcement Counter-Terrorism Urban Response (LECTUR)


Description of Course

This five day course is designed for Law Enforcement Personnel (Patrol Officers, Tactical Teams and Bomb Squad/EOD etc.) who are responsible for interdicting acts of terrorism.  The focus of this course will emphasize the “Emerging Trend” of multiple attacks by multiple attackers on “Soft Targets” (Mass Transit, Shopping Malls, Sporting Events and Schools etc.) with the use of automatic weapons and explosives.  Upon successful completion of this course the officer will have the skills necessary to respond, counter and mitigate terrorist attacks against civilian populated targets.

The course is a direct delivery program to the requesting agency’s jurisdiction. This decreases course cost and allows the officer to train within their own Venues (City, County and State).

Instruction is conducted in a dynamic environment that challenges both the officer’s mental and physical skills. 70% of the course is comprised of hands on exercises and scenarios designed to engage the participant and add realism to the training.



Course presentation includes classroom lecture, videos, case studies, firearms training (Live Fire) and extensive hands on exercises (Simunitions). Seventy percent of the curriculum is conducted in the field.


Course Fee: To be Determined (ITRR requires a min/max participation, please contact us for details) 


Course Hours: 40 Hrs.


Instructor to Student Ratio: 1/7

Student Requirements

Attendees should be active law enforcement members representing the following disciplines; SWAT/Tactical, Bomb Squad (EOD), Patrol/Field Personnel, Specialized Units (Counter-Terrorism, Narcotics, Gang Enforcement, Surveillance etc.).  All participants should have a “Full Duty” status with “NO” physical restrictions.

Student Equipment Requirements

  1. Personal Equipment
    1. Head Protection (Kevlar Helmet)
    2. Eye and Ear Protection (ANSI Approved)
    3. Ballistic Protection (Soft Body Armor/Tactical Vest)
    4. Duty Holster/Tactical Holster
    5. Training Uniform/Tactical BDU’s (Long Pants, Long Sleeve Shirt and Tactical Foot Wear)  
  2. Weapon Systems (Live Fire Training)
    1. Side-Arm/Pistol (Department Issued)
    2. Patrol/Tactical Rifle (Department Issued)
    3. Ammunition Load (To Be Determined)
  3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE for Force on Force Practical Exercises)
    1. Head, Face and Neck Protection (FX Marking Cartridge Approved)
    2. Chest Protection (Ballistic Soft Body Armor)
    3. Groin Protection (FX Marking Cartridge Approved)
  4. Weapons Systems (Simunitions; Force on Force Practical Exercises)
    1. Side-Arm/Pistol (FX Marking Cartridge Approved)
    2. Patrol/Tactical Rifle (FX Marking Cartridge Approved)
    3. Ammunition Load (To Be Determined)


The above listed Student Equipment Requirements will help to facilitate the lowest registration fee for each participant. ITRR can provide training equipment for individual participants at an additional cost.


  1. Orientation/Registration/Administration

Description: To provide the participants the opportunity to complete the course registration forms; to review the course materials and content; discuss class expectations and facility policies. This time will also be utilized for participant and instructor introductions and to establish the participant’s experience and instructor’s qualifications.


  1. Introduction to the LECTUR Course

Description: The development of this course is explained with a brief overview of the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) used by terrorist during multi-phased attacks and the TTPs necessary for an effective Law Enforcement response.

  1. LECTUR Tactical Concepts

Description: This course will introduce law enforcement personnel to Small Squad/Fire Team tactics that are designed to engage a terrorist adversary that is armed with automatic weapons and explosive devices.  The participants will be instructed in an adaptation of “Active Shooter Response” tactics.  Bomb Squad and Tactical Teams will train together to establish an “Interoperability Concept” to confront terrorist with explosive devices.  Decentralized Command and Control concepts will be exercised by Squad Leaders and their assistants to maintain a coordinated response for all exercises.  Situational Awareness, Self-reliance and a “Combat” Mind-set will be re-enforced throughout all exercises.


  1. Course Review and Evaluation

Description: This segment will be utilized to highlight some of the sections above with a focus on pro-active efforts in developing programs for a stronger state and local homeland security program.  Instructors will conduct a de-briefing of the Final Exercise with discussions of lessons learned.  This time will also be used to allow the participants to ask any further questions and provide a written evaluation of the training.


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Philadelphia, PA 19111

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