Web-Based Weapons of Mass Destruction Training for Transit Police

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Journal Article

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place - north america, planning - terrorism, mode - mass transit


terrorist attacks, training program, transit police


response to increased terrorist attacks on mass transit systems worldwide, emergency planning and security efforts have intensified. One of the most important planning elements is the provision of training for first-response personnel. Yet few terrorism-related training programs specific to the mass transit sector are available. To address this unmet need, a web-based weapons of mass destruction (WMD) simulation training program, specifically designed for transit police, was recently developed, implemented, and evaluated. Results indicate that this program was effective in improving transit police officers’ ability to recognize and respond to WMD simulations.


Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Journal of Public Transportation, copyright remains with them.