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Seaport Security for Law Enforcement Supervisors



LES Required








See Required lessons in Seaport Security for Security Officers for compliance with 33 CFR 105.210.







LES Professional Development




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Module 5. Inside Threats





LES 5.7-PD

Lesson 5.7-PD: Legislation Related to Inside Threats

LES 5.2


5.7-PD         Describe the implications for port security in relationship to legislative policies and




5.7.1      List major legislative policies and procedures regarding inside threats.



5.7.2      Describe the respective responsibilities of first state, then federal, authorities in regards

to inside threats.



5.7.3      List the major stakeholders in the seaport environment along with their respective






LES 5.8-PD

Lesson 5.8-PD: Information Sharing

LES 5.5


5.8-PD         Describe the relationship between inside threats and information sharing.



5.8.1      Describe the role of intelligence gathering in reducing inside threats.



5.8.2      Describe the importance of information sharing between agencies in dealing with inside






LES 5.9-PD

Lesson 5.9-PD: Implementing Reporting Procedures

LES 5.7


5.9-PD         Implement procedures for reporting inside threats and illegal activity.



5.9.1      Describe the steps for a thorough review of submitted reports.



5.9.2      List the characteristics of an efficient, but thorough, submitted report.



5.9.3      List the ways in which the anonymity of reporting employees may be safeguarded at all

steps of the review/investigation process.



5.9.4      Implement explicit anonymous reporting procedures for employees.





LES 5.10-PD

Lesson 5.10-PD: Implementing and Supervising Investigative Methods

LES 5.10


5.10-PD Oversee the implementation of investigative methods for inside threats.



5.10.1    Work with appropriate legal authorities as necessary to ensure the legality of all

investigatory actions taken.



5.10.2    List all appropriate legal/policy issues surrounding the investigation of inside threats.



5.10.3    State the conditions for which asking for additional investigative help are warranted.





LES 5.11-PD

Lesson 5.11-PD: Inside Threat Programs

LES 5.11


5.11-PD Review current workplace inside threat components (threat detection, reporting, and

investigation) for completeness and quality.



5.11.1    List the components of a comprehensive inside threats program.




5.11.2    Describe process for reviewing current workplace inside threats components.



5.11.3    Review and collect information on current workplace inside threats components.



5.11.4    Determine strengths and weakness, including missing components, of the current workplace inside threats system.



5.11.5    Identify strategies for addressing workplace gaps and weaknesses in current inside

threats system.









Module 6. Detecting Surveillance and Suspicious Activities





LES 6.2-PD

Lesson 6.2-PD: Supervising Surveillance and Counter Surveillance Activities

LES 6.5


6.2-PD         Supervise the detection, evaluation and reporting of surveillance, counter surveillance

and other suspicious activities.



6.2.1      Ensure the implementation of correct procedures relevant to detecting, evaluating and

reporting indicators of surveillance and suspicious activities.



6.2.2      Ensure the accuracy of threat identification through information-sharing.



6.2.3      Identify Federal agencies where surveillance should be reported and protocol for




6.2.4      Identify measures that should be taken before disposing of IT hardware which may

contain sensitive information.









Module 8. Facility Security Assessment





LES 8.5-PD

Lesson 8.5-PD: Security Assessment Overview

LES 9.5


8.5-PD         Oversee the implementation of facility security assessment procedures.



8.5.1      Identify the requirements for conducting a thorough facility security assessment.



8.5.2      Ensure the accurate assessment of an on-scene survey.



8.5.3      Ensure the accurate identification and prioritization of vulnerabilities on the port.









Module 9. Risk Mitigation





LES 9.2-PD

Lesson 9.2-PD: Risk Mitigation Measures

LES 10.2


9.2-PD         Supervise the development and implementation of alternative mitigation measures for each identified vulnerability.



9.2.1      Develop appropriate alternative measures for each vulnerability









Module 10:  Cargo and Container Security





LES 10.5-PD

Lesson 10.5-PD: Cargo Container Security Measures

LES 12.8


10.5-PD       Plan and manage procedures to prevent and counter cargo theft and ensure container




10.5.1    Analyze risk and vulnerability for container/cargo security.



10.5.2    Design and implement cost/time effective inspection procedures and schedules for

cargo/container inspection.



10.5.3    Designate cargo/container inspection areas.



10.5.4 Establish security zones around container yards and other cargo storage facilities.





LES 10.6-PD

Lesson 10.6-PD: Implementing Cargo/Container Security Procedures

LES 12.9


10.6-PD       Ensure the implementation of polices, procedures and regulations relevant to the

security of cargo and containers.



10.6.1    Ensure the accurate identification and reporting of vulnerabilities associated with cargo and containers.



10.6.2    Ensure the accurate identification and reporting of false or altered cargo







10.6.3    Ensure the implementation of security procedures and best practices” to prevent and

counter cargo/container theft and ensure cargo/container security.









Module 11. Identification and Documentation: Access Control





LES 11.4-PD

Lesson 11.4-PD: Supervising Documentation Processes

LES 13.7


11.4-PD       Ensure credentials, incident reports, memorandum, logs of activities, and other

documentation at access points comply with the Facility Security Plan at different

MARSEC Levels.



11.4.1    Monitor credential and ID checking at different MARSEC Levels.



11.4.2    Review incident reports, memorandum, and logs of activities prepared by security




11.4.3    Supervise the collection of cargo release forms and the photo recording of truckers and their cargo documentation.









Module 12. Screening People and Baggage





LES 12.6-PD

Lesson 12.6-PD: Overseeing the Implementation of Screening Procedures

LES 14.9


12.6-PD       Supervise the implementation of procedures relevant to screening people and baggage

entering the port.



12.6.1    Ensure the courteous, professional and expedient operation of screening procedures

relevant to people and baggage entering the port and in restricted areas.



12.6.2    Ensure the implementation of screening measures and procedures for all MARSEC




12.6.3    Report all findings of dangerous and/or suspicious substances, items, and devices, including hazardous material (HazMat).





LES 12.7-PD

Lesson 12.7-PD: Supervising Legal Seizure

LES 14.10


12.7-PD       Ensure that seizure of all items is performed legally and according to policy.



12.7.1    Describe legal procedures and policies for seizure, including handling evidence.









Module 13:  Vehicle Screening and Inspection





LES 13.8-PD

Lesson 13.8-PD: Protecting People on the Port

LES 15.9


13.8-PD       Maintain effective protective measures for vehicle inspection.



13.8.1   Recommend changes to vehicle inspection policies, procedures, and equipment to enhance effectiveness and efficiency of vehicle inspections.





LES 13.9-PD

Lesson 13.9-PD: Quality Assurance

LES 15.10


13.9-PD       Maintain established vehicle inspection procedures, policies, and regulations.



13.9.1    Reviews daily reports to ascertain that appropriate vehicle inspection measures are

planned for the current MARSEC Level.









Module 15. Interpersonal Communication





LES 15.2-PD

Lesson 15.2-PD: Communication Skills

LES 17.2


15.2-PD       Ensure effective communication in dealing with diverse people.



15.2.1    Ensure that security personnel use appropriate customer service skills, interview skills

and interpersonal communication skills in dealing with diverse people at the port.



15.2.2    Ensure secure information sharing.






LES 15.3-PD

Lesson 15.3-PD: Communication and Documentation

LES 17.3


15.3-PD       Ensure that all communication requirements identified in regulations are met.



15.3.1.   Ensure communication requirements identified in regulations are met, including notification of changes in security conditions and MARSEC Levels.



15.3.2.   Ensure means by which changes in security conditions are notified to facility personnel,

law enforcement personnel and other emergency responders.



15.3.3.   Ensure effective practice in report writing.









Module 16:  Crisis Management





LES 16.3-PD

Lesson 16.3-PD: Crisis Management Regulations

LES 19.3


16.3-PD       Demonstrate knowledge of the NRP and NIMS crisis protocol.



16.3.1    List and describe relevant standardized organizational structures, processes and

procedures for crisis management as outlined in the NRP and NIMS.



16.3.2    List and describe relevant interoperable communications processes, procedures and

systems for crisis management as outlined in the NRP and NIMS.





LES 16.5-PD

Lesson 16.5-PD: Threat Assessment

LES 19.5


16.5-PD       Conduct analysis of facilities and operations affecting crisis vulnerability and crisis




16.5.1    Identify and analyze port facilities, operations, and human resources in the context of

crisis management (conduct vulnerability assessment).



16.5.2    Evaluate the port’s preparedness for crises.



16.5.3    Conduct resource inventory.



16.5.4    Review policies, procedures and plans affecting planning for and responding to various

crisis contingencies.





LES 16.7-PD

Lesson 16.7-PD: Effective Crisis Management Systems

LES 19.7


16.7-PD       Plan and implement an effective crisis management system.



16.7.1    Describe the features of an effective crisis management system.



16.7.2    Develop crisis communication plan.



16.7.3    Develop crisis action plan.



16.7.4    Select crisis team personnel.



16.7.5    Establish a crisis management center.





LES 16.8-PD

Lesson 16.8-PD: Contingency Plans and Crisis Procedures

LES 19.8


16.8-PD       Practice and test contingency plans and crisis procedures.



16.8.1    List reasons for conducting drills and exercises to practice and test contingency plans

and crisis procedures.



16.8.2    Test exercises for different crisis contingencies.



16.8.3    Test exercises for different components of the crisis action plan.



16.8.4    Complete After Action Report/Improvement Plan following exercises.





LES 16.10-PD

Lesson 16.10-PD: Managing Crisis Response

LES 19.10


16.10-PD    Managing response to a crisis.



16.10.1 Describe the tasks of the crisis manager during a crisis.



16.10.2 Describe practices for effective management of crises.



16.10.3 Implement emergency protocols and procedures.









Module 17. Communication Collaboration





LES 17.3-PD

Lesson 17.3-PD: Public/Private Collaboration

LES 20.3


17.3-PD       Summarize the various interagency collaboration efforts used to secure the port.



17.3.1    Identify the NRF, the NIMS, and the ICS as the three most important strategic



frameworks focusing on interagency collaboration and information sharing.



17.3.2   Describe the role of the Area Maritime Security (AMS) committee, planning process, and

security exercises



17.3.3    Discuss different ways to increase information sharing between the private and public










Module 18. Crowd Control





LES 18.6-PD

Lesson 18.6-PD: Supervising Crowd Control

LES 21.6


18.6-PD       Supervise and direct flow of crowd traffic in various situations.



18.6.1    Supervise control of crowd traffic for special events in coordination with local and

federal law enforcement agencies.



18.6.2    Supervise control of crowds to maintain order in emergency and crisis situations.



18.6.3    Supervise the implementation of evacuation procedures to ensure safety.



18.6.4    Supervise the implementation of procedures relevant to the Facility Security Plan for

crowd control under all MARSEC Levels.









Module 19:  Port Shutdown and Rapid Recovery





LES 19.2-PD

Lesson 19.2-PD: Communication Protocol During Incident Recovery

LES 22.2


19.2-PD       Supervise the implementation of communication and reporting protocols during times

of port shutdown and recovery.



19.2.1    Ensure effective communication methods and systems are implemented during shutdown and recovery.



19.2.2    Ensure implementation of effective protocols for communicating following an incident

and requesting assistance.









Module 21. Decision-Making and Critical Incidents





LES 21.4-PD

Lesson 21.4-PD: Situation Awareness and Decision Strategies

LES 24.4


21.4-PD       Monitor relevant cues within the incident to maintain situation awareness.



21.4.1    Identify when to modify decision strategies.



21.4.2    Identify methods for using sensory motor skills in detecting subtle differences.



21.4.3    Develop perceptual skills.





LES 21.5-PD

Lesson 21.5-PD: Generating Decision Options

LES 24.5


21.5-PD       Generate decision options.



21.5.1    Demonstrate the use of plausible goals in generating decision options.



21.5.2    Describe how cues are monitored in generating decision options.



21.5.4    Compare mental simulations of a course of action among team members.



21.5.3    List characteristics of expert decision makers.






Module 22. Leadership Skills in Preparation for Critical Incidents





LES 22.2-PD

Lesson 22.2-PD: Leadership and Team Building

LES 25.2


22.2-PD       Prepare for, build, and lead a cohesive team.



22.2.2    Facilitate the open exchange of ideas.



22.2.5    Build consensus among team members.



22.2.6    Form a strategic mindset for responding to a port emergency.



22.2.7    Utilize a skill mapping process to identify team member assets to be utilized when

responding to a port emergency.






LES 22.3-PD

Lesson 22.3-PD: Personal Leadership Skills

LES 25.3


22.3-PD       Develop personal leadership knowledge and awareness.



22.3.1    Determine personal leadership style.



22.3.2    Identify leadership competencies.



22.3.3    Create a personal leadership profile.









Module 23. Communication Handling SSI





LES 23.1-PD

Lesson 23.1-PD: Sensitive Security Information Procedures

LES 8.2


23.1-PD       Ensure the secure handling of Sensitive Security Information (SSI).



23.1.1    Identify documents and records that may contain sensitive information.



23.1.2    Identify conditions required of personnel when handling SSI.



23.1.3    Ensure all those who handle SSI know about the measures to address the protection of SSI including document control, information access control, physical information security and computer network protection.









Module 24. Implementing the Facility Security Plan





LES 24.1-PD

Lesson 24.1-PD: Using the FSP to Create a Culture of Security

LES 11.1


24.1-PD Communicate the FSP to appropriate stakeholders.



24.1.1    Recognize the principle stakeholders.



24.1.2    Identify the considerations of different stakeholders.



24.1.3    Apply methods to address the considerations of different stakeholders.



24.1.4    Identify the items that are required by 33 CFR to be part of an FSP.



24.1.5    Recognize the purpose and benefits of and the results that are to be achieved with implementing the FSP.



24.1.6    Apply appropriate procedures to share information.



24.1.7    Demonstrate effective methods to ensure consistency of message delivery from multiple sources.



24.1.8    Use effective communication mechanisms during implementation.





LES 24.2-PD

Lesson 24.2-PD: Facilitating FSP Implementation

LES 11.2


24.2-PD Assist with facilitating a seamless FSP implementation process.



24.2.1    Identify the characteristics of transition, including hesitation, ambiguity, tension, and






LES 24.3-PD

Lesson 24.3-PD: Reducing Risk during FSP Implementation

LES 11.3


24.3-PD Use mitigation strategies during FSP implementation period.



24.3.1    Apply specific mitigation strategies that may be used during the implementation of the




24.3.2    States the role of proper procedures in preventing and mitigating security incidents



24.3.3    Analyze vulnerabilities that may develop during the FSP implementation period.



24.3.4    Identify vulnerabilities that may develop during the FSP implementation period.



24.3.5    Identify the port facility's most significant strengths that may be relied upon during the

FSP implementation period.









Module 25. Performance Drill Design





LES 25.1-PD

Lesson 25.1-PD: Defining Drills

LES 18.1


25.1-PD       Demonstrate relevant background knowledge on exercises and drills.



25.1.1    Define “drill.”



25.1.2    Identify the characteristics of drill exercises.



25.1.3    List reasons for conducting a drill exercise.




25.1.4    Identify types of drills.



25.1.5    Discriminate between drills and other emergency preparation exercises.





LES 25.2-PD

Lesson 25.2-PD: Assessing the Need for Drills

LES 18.2


25.2-PD       Assess drill needs.



25.2.1    Review the Facility Security Plan” and the statutory requirements for drills.



25.2.2    Identify problems revealed during prior incidents and drills.





LES 25.3-PD

Lesson 25.3-PD: Defining the Drill Framework

LES 18.3


25.3-PD       Define framework for drill.



25.3.1    Define drill scope and focus.



25.3.2    Generate statement of purpose for drill.



25.3.3    Generate objectives for drill.



25.3.4    Identify participants and required assets.





LES 25.4-PD

Lesson 25.4-PD: Planning Drill Scenarios

LES 18.4


25.4-PD       Plan drill.



25.4.1    Create drill scenario and list of major events.



25.4.2    Define safety standards/procedures.





LES 25.5-PD

Lesson 25.5-PD: Evaluating Drills

LES 18.5


25.5-PD       Design drill evaluation.



25.5.1    Define standards for demonstration of competence (expected responses).



25.5.2    Generate drill evaluation instrument/plan.





LES 25.6-PD

Lesson 25.6-PD: Developing Drill Materials

LES 18.6


25.6-PD       Develop drill materials.



25.6.1    Write drill messages.



25.6.2    Create master drill events list.



25.6.3    Assemble drill team materials.





LES 25.7-PD

Lesson 25.7-PD: Conducting the Drill

LES 18.7


25.7-PD       Conduct drill.



25.7.1    Prepare drill site and logistics.



25.7.2    Prepare drill briefing.



5.7.3      Monitor and adjust conduct of drill.





LES 25.8-PD

Lesson 25.8-PD: Drill Debriefing and Analysis

LES 18.8


25.8-PD       Conduct post-analysis of drill.



25.8.1    Conduct hot wash with drill participants.



25.8.2    Debrief on drill with drill team.


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