Explosive Incident Response For The Street Cop, Supervisor, and Command Staff

Course Topics:

  • Historical review of bombing incidents in the United States

  • Effects and hazards associated with an explosive incident

  • Key indicators of clandestine homemade explosive (HME) manufacturing

  • Recognition of improvised explosive device (IED) components

  • Response strategies for IED incidents

  • Legal considerations for IED and HME incidents

  • Bomb threat assessment and response.

 

Jim Varick

Jim Varick

Founder & Instructor

Instructor Jim Varick is presently employed in a state-level law enforcement agency where he has been employed for twenty years. He has served as a public safety bomb technician for the past sixteen years. As part of his current assignment, he is a Deputized Task Force Officer with the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearm, and Explosives (BATFE) where he is a Certified Explosives Specialist (CES). He has responded to thousands of incidents in his career involving various counter-terrorism and counter-IED related hazards including homemade explosives, improvised explosive devices, suspicious/unattended
packages, barricaded/armed subjects, civil unrest, and commercial/military explosives.

Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Monmouth University and a Master of Arts Degree in Homeland Security from American Public University. He has acquired a Graduate Certificate in Explosive Technology from Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is also a Certified International Post Blast Investigator (CIPBI) with the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators.

In addition to his law enforcement career, Jim has served as a volunteer firefighter for twenty-three years. He has worked various assignments and held multiple ranks including Chief. He presently serves on the executive board of the New Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators. Jim’s experience and expertise during his police and fire career, coupled with his extensive research and formal education in the area of explosives makes him one of the most desirable instructors when it comes to front line patrol officers and supervisors handling critical incidents involving actual and perceived threats involving explosives.

Course Topics:

  • Historical review of bombing incidents in the United States

  • Effects and hazards associated with an explosive incident

  • Key indicators of clandestine homemade explosive (HME) manufacturing

  • Recognition of improvised explosive device (IED) components

  • Response strategies for IED incidents

  • Legal considerations for IED and HME incidents

  • Bomb threat assessment and response.

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Explosive Incident Response For The Street Cop, Supervisor, and Command Staff East Windsor, NJ
  • August 18, 2022
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