The Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP) provides tailored training to enhance the capacity of states and local jurisdictions to prevent, deter, and respond safely and effectively to incidents of terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD).Specifically, ODP training is designed to meet the varying needs of its first responder training audiences. This includes reaching multiple disciplines, through training at the awareness, performance and planning/management levels, and employing the most appropriate mediums and vehicles for the particular audience.The ODP General Training Program is tailored for a broad spectrum of emergency responders. Training, course materials, and equipment are free to eligible jurisdictions. Click the link below to learn how to apply through AEMA training POC, Kyle Eskridge.
The ODP Technical Assistance Program provides direct assistance to state and local jurisdictions to improve their ability to prevent, respond to, and recover from threats or acts of terrorism. Â Click the link below to learn how to apply through the Alabama POCs.The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is charged with training emergency responders: law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical personnel and others to deal with a terrorist attack involving WMDs and incidents involving hazardous materials.Â Click the CDP link below to learn more about the available training opportunities. Applications for CDP training may be submitted through the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and AEMA training POC, Kyle Eskridge.
Cost-Free Management Programs: The University and Agency Partnership Initiative (UAPI). UAPI brings together the Law Enforcement Command and Staff College, Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) and the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) into a collaborative partnership dedicated to advancing “Organizational Leadership and Management” education. This effort seeks to increase the number and diversity of public-safety leaders, managers, and supervisors receiving leadership, management, and professional education; accelerate the establishment of high-quality academic programs; and provide opportunities for collaboration that creates an intellectual multiplier effect that furthers professional police governance.