With increased domestic terrorism threats, some institutions, such as churches, synagogues, and schools, want their guards trained in how to recognize bomb threats. In response to this need, Bryant Security Corp in Miami is the one of only a few private security companies that offer security guard bomb training for their security officers. This training includes both IED and bomb recognition skills. Usually this type of training is only available to military and law enforcement personnel.
- An intro to Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
- How IEDs are built
- The kind of damage IEDs are capable of
- Where to look for IEDs
- Field training exercises where IEDs are hidden around a school and in cars. The guards use their training to detect, locate, and safely remove the IEDs.
In the future, more security companies may get authorized to offer this type of training to their private security officers.