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Seaport Security Antiterrorism Training Program

5 Training Days
Locations Offered


The Seaport Security Antiterrorism Training Program (SSATP) is specifically designed to meet security needs of Port Security personnel. Security at most seaports is accomplished by a cooperative effort of Federal, State, and Local law enforcement agencies. This program was developed to include all jurisdictions involved at the seaport and to address the needs of the personnel charged with safety and security functions. This unique program offers port and landside facility inspections created to harden layered seaport security and protect against acts of terrorism. The SSATP is conducted as a center advanced training program and is offered to law enforcement, military, and port authority personnel.


Applicant must be a law enforcement officer/agent with arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws or Port Security personnel responsible for safety and security functions.

Required Training Materials

Appropriate wear (BDU, agency t-shirt (long sleeve or short sleeve), boots, etc.).
Weather in Charleston during the winter months can have a daily temperature averaging between 45°F – 55°F during the daytime. 

Please bring enough duty uniforms for five days of training. You will be outside visiting port facilities as well as getting underway on vessels. We will provide you with Anti-Exposure Coveralls for underway on the small boat.

Suggested Items:

  • Laptop/Tablet
  • Gloves
  • Cold weather hat
  • Insulated shoes/boots
  • Thermal underwear 

Program Syllabus/Curriculum

  • Improvised Explosive Devices-IED
  • Physical Security for the Maritime Environment
  • Countermeasures & Technology Familiarization
  • Contingency Planning-Incident Response
  • Intro to Seaport Operations
  • Seaport Facility Inspection Lab 1
  • Overview of Critical Infrastructure Protection

Program Contact Info

Charleston: (843) 566-8517

Program Registration