Course Description

The role of law enforcement in communities is to protect the peace and provide for safe communities. The emergence of homeland security as a function of law enforcement has strengthened collaboration and partnerships between local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. More importantly, the concepts of homeland security have strengthened relationships between the law enforcement community and non-traditional responder communities of practice such as public health. This course will provide an overview of the role law enforcement plays in protecting the homeland. Focusing on the concepts of preparedness, prevention, and response will provide students an overview of how law enforcement operates within a homeland security enterprise. More importantly, this class will build upon the historical concepts of domestic law enforcement and apply them to the homeland security mission.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Define the relationship between law enforcement and homeland security
  • Explain the value of collaborative partnerships during homeland security investigations and missions.
  • Apply a law enforcement perspective to the prevention of homeland security threats.
  • Categorize homeland security risks outside of intentional acts of terrorism
  • Identify emerging homeland security threats and challenges related to law enforcement.


  • This online course requires access to a computer with internet access, email, an Internet browser (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox recommended), MS PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.


  • Online self-paced with two weeks to complete the course.

Courses are open to all participants, not just those pursuing the MicroCert or Certificate.

For more information about this course, email Answers or call 833-280-5634.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Homeland Security and Law Enforcement in a Post 9/11 Environment
Once you are registered, you have 14 days to complete this course
Instruction Method
Course Fee(s)
POHSA non-credit $125.00
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