The Security Institute of New Zealand [SINZ] welcomes you to the first course you will do on protecting crowded places from attack.
This initiative is to support keeping New Zealand safe from attackers, whether they be terrorists or criminals intent on causing harm. The resources are taken from the New Zealand Government Strategy for protecting crowded places from attack, which were developed after the devastating attacks of the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch on March 15th 2019.
Sadly, we have seen more examples of devastating attacks both in Dunedin ( May 2021) and Auckland (September 2021) and there is no doubt we will see more.
An attack can come in many ways and we have seen some of these in other parts of the world, as well as in our own country. Everyone has a role to play in keeping crowded places safe, whether they are government officials, owners and operators of crowded places, community organisers, security personnel or members of the public.
As a community-based employee or volunteer helping keep the community safe, you can be rostered to attend events and places deemed to be crowded places. Alternatively, just because you are patrolling the community, you might see something that will assist prevent an attack or help Police respond quickly to the event. You are therefore at the sharp end of being able to prevent an attack, or identify and report an attack so that levels of injuries and harm can be reduced.
This course is free for you. You may also use it regularly for refresher training prior to working at an event. Your presence [Officer presence] and ability to keep people safe are recognised by Police, the owners and operators of crowded places and everybody else involved in keeping people safe. Your efforts in gaining this important knowledge and successfully completing the course are appreciated. If you want more training, watch out for our next level course.
Your certificate is available to you once you have successfully completed the course, don’t forget to download the certificate of completion and show it to your employer, clients, family and friends. Post it on FaceBook, Instagram to encourage others to make themselves aware.
Talk you your teammates, and work colleagues and encourage them to do this course.
The Security Institute of New Zealand has provided the platform for this course, which was generously created and developed by C4 Group Ltd, New Zealand’s leading security training company.
We must also acknowledge the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the New Zealand Police Prevention Team for their work on developing the resources.
In order to successfully complete this awareness course…
1. You need to open and read every lesson and successfully complete every quiz.
2. Make sure you click on the Completion button at the end of every lesson.
3. The quiz can be completed as many times as you need.
4. You will need to get 100% correct in every quiz to be successful. 100% means you know a lot and are ready to protect yourself and people at risk if an attack on a crowded place occurs.
Crowded Places Strategy
The New Zealand Government has developed Protecting Our Crowded Places from Attack: New Zealand’s Strategy to help owners and operators of crowded places protect the lives of people working in, using and visiting their crowded place. The strategy intends to preserve the public’s use and enjoyment of crowded places, while ensuring that their safety has been considered.
Know What To Do
We all have a responsibility to keep our crowded places safe. As individuals we need to understand how to recognise and report suspicious behaviour and we need to be clear about what to do in the unlikely event of getting caught up in an attack. Read more on how you can help.
Recognize Suspicious Behavior
You can play an important part in keeping yourself and crowded places safe by knowing how to Recognise and report suspicious behaviour
Types of Attack
Attacks on crowded places can come in many forms such as bomb threats, Improvised Ex[plosive Devices, active armed offender, hostile vehicle, hostile drone, chemical or biological
Detecting and Responding to Hostile Reconnaissance