The Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Maritime Training was developed to assist maritime personnel in recognizing what kinds of suspicious behaviors are associated with pre-incident terrorism activities, understanding how and where to report suspicious activity, and protecting privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties when documenting information. This training also provides information about integrating the Nationwide SAR Initiative (NSI) into your organization's operations.
The U.S. conducts 95% of commercial trade via maritime conveyances, and the U.S. maritime responsibility includes 164,000 Americans employed in water transportation and ports: 200,000 foreign sailors; 7,000,000 cruise passengers; and 134,000,000 ferry passengers. Consequently, it is important to educate port and private safety officials to understand the critical role they play in identifying and reporting suspicious activity to federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement. The Maritime Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (MSI) is a partnership between the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO) and the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative (NSI), in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the US Coast Guard (USCG), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This training is a multifaceted approach designed to improve the capability of maritime stakeholders to identify, report, evaluate, and share pre-incident terrorism activities to prevent future acts of terrorism. This training provides port and private safety officials with an understanding of how and where to report suspicious activity, and teaches best practices for protecting privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties when documenting information.
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Once you have successfully completed the training and subsequent quiz, a certificate of completion will be made available to print.
Note: Your e-mail address may be used to send you a brief Hometown Security Partners SAR Training follow-up questionnaire. Your input is critical in determining the effectiveness and value of this training in providing SAR awareness training for partners.