Law Enforcement and Public Health Joint Investigations

Bioterrorism, Chemical & Radiation Emergencies
Online Course
1 hour
Texas A&M University
Training and Education Collaborative PERLC

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This course will review the definition and types of bioterrorism. You will review the recommended response to weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents and the roles that make up the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).

Learning Objectives: 
  • Describe terrorism
  • List the characteristics of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
  • Define biological agents
  • Understand the laws pertinent to biological weapons
  • Define the two types of bioterrorism: Overt, Covert
  • List dissemination tactics
  • Diagram the threat assessment process
  • Describe the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF)
  • List the phases of a WMD response
  • Understand the role of the Hazardous Materials Response Unite (HMRU)
  • Define how to work with evidence
  • Conduct JTTF interviews
  • Improve your response to a suspected bioterrorism event
  • List the sources of information
  • Describe recent bioterrorism incidents and their effect on the population
  • Learn the phone numbers, email addresses and locations of the Texas-based FBI
PHEP Capabilities: 
Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation