Certified Anti Terrorism Professional

The Certified Anti-Terrorism Professional (CATP) is a comprehensive training program with specific focus on Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State networks, their affiliates, including hierarchical structure, ideology, goals, capabilities and methods utilized for training, funding, gathering intelligence, operational phases of a terrorist attack and the process of target selection. The program will also examine behavioural indicators and methodologies associated with and used by terrorist groups with the phenomenon of suicide attacks and improvised explosive devices (IED). The modules of the CATP were provided in the training of the New York Police Department (NYPD) and the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) following the 911 attacks and within the ASEAN region. The CATP is now available with an updated version and curriculum to security professionals to learn what law enforcement and militaries know in order to mitigate and counter the threats. The program provides information, resources and recommendations covering all of the key areas related to a terrorist threat. Armed with this understanding of terrorism, as a social reality and as a general phenomenon, participants will be able to apply the techniques to counter the evolving threats within their environment.

The Certified Anti-Terrorism Professional (CATP) is a 4-day program that includes a certification test. The course is designed to prepare security professionals as well as law enforcement and security agencies to understand and address the threats associated to terrorist operations. The CATP program provides a detailed exploration of contemporary terrorism, methods and essential skills and knowledge that is needed to curtail the evolving threats.

The CATP will provide participants and acquaint them in understanding the threats of terrorism within its structures and to equip security professionals with skills and understand the basic concepts of terrorism and to define the threats. The CATP program provides independent thought analysis and counter intelligence principles to impair terrorist’s ability in implementing potential attacks.

Law Enforcement Defence Tactics

Law Enforcement defensive tactics (LEDT) are only self-defense. The role of defensive tactics exist today for both law enforcement and civilian installations to assist arrest and restraint, and to increase the margin of safety for both the frontline personnel and the suspect. Defensive tactics certification provides the legal liability and moral high ground against complaints and legal proceedings. The definition of “defend” as used here is neither punitive nor passive, but instead “to repel danger or harm while serving and protecting.” Meanwhile, selfdefense encompasses any and all means of protecting oneself. Self-defense techniques are not meant to apprehend an assailant. Defensive tactics are not martial arts from a particular country or used by a particular law enforcement agency. A well rounded defensive tactics certification and training considers best practices worldwide, customised too standard operating procedures and local statutes.

ASHTREE INTERNATIONAL trainers have conducted certification and re-certification training to more than 100,000 law enforcement personnel in Singapore and 250,000 personnel and private security contractors in 12 countries worldwide. Singapore personnel include regular police officers, reserve police officers, auxiliary police officers, volunteer special constabulary officers, immigration checkpoint authority and civilian enforcement officers, ministry of education teacher officers and national police cadet corps students. Trainers who currently provide daily training are qualified instructors from Monadnock Defence Training Council (MDTC) and certified senior trainers from the Singapore Police Force (Straight Strike Drill). ASHTREE trainers also conduct Monadnock’s “Protect & Restrain” certification at other law enforcement departments worldwide.

Participants also learn how to effectively restrain (lockup) a subject using the assistance of baton or patrol torchlight. Our trainers emphasise blocking skills and assisted restraint holds. The “Protect & Restrain Philosophy” is in all of our programs, including adaption from traditional martial arts curriculum in Pekiti Tirsia Kali (PTK), Philippines, Krav Maga, Israel, and many European and US standards.

Executive Protection

Terrorism, disgruntled employees, and cutthroat corporate competition are just a few of the many potential risks executives face today. And the threat is growing. If you are an executive or a key player to your company, someone with access and control to key information, you may be at more risk than you realise. The location, size and prominence of your company, and your industry are all factors that can make that threat even greater. Executive protection is a program designed to protect your most valuable assets, your key people, and keep them safe from a myriad of potential threats. Protecting an individual involves a much different skill set and perspective than securing a facility. An attacker is unpredictable and executives do not often respond well to highly restrictive security measures. You also want to have the smallest possible negative impact on the executive’s ability to perform his or her daily duties.

With an understanding of client expectations and needs your executive protection consultant can develop an exact fit solution. A trained executive protection staff will need to know details such as the people to protect, persons allowed access to the protected person(s), any related travel plans, known security risks or threats and related information.
Certain security assignments may require a thorough vulnerability assessment, advance security preparations, security counter measures, secure transportation, and acquisition of other special equipment or personnel. Counter measures that may be required include eliminating potential security breaches to physical property such as problems with
perimeter barriers, line of sight threats, and surveillance threats from electronic listening devices, wire taps, and similar security threats. A well trained personal protection specialists also consult with clients to advise them on things they can do to protect themselves. This generally includes situational awareness, common security weaknesses, behaviors and sometimes self defense tactics.

Certified Force Protection Professional

The Certified Force Protection Professional (CFPP) is a credential which provides demonstrable proof of
knowledge and expertise in force protection for government, detection and deterrence for critical infrastructures. The credential can be awarded to the eligible candidates who have successfully passed the examination which assesses the knowledge of 10 main areas in the force protection field. This credential is
essential for government officials in law enforcement and security officers in state-run facilities-governmental offices, public transportation security personnel, emergency response professionals, courts, schools, close protection teams of state functionaries, border control and critical infrastructure facilities; and for the private industry: personnel of security companies, airport and airline security professionals, hotel security managers, hospital and shopping center security directors, maritime security officers, VIP/executive protection specialists. Aspiring candidates have to undergo a rigourous programme of lectures, practical demonstrations and
assessment to qualify for the credentials.

CFPP’s board established and maintained a voluntary and comprehensive certification program through a specifically designed certification process called the Certified Force Protection Professional. It is based on methods currently used in the governmental and private sectors that measure competency in security practices.
The CFPP Board comprises both military and police officers, and senior security practitioners from the security industry. The training delivery and assessment team delivers exceptional value by acquiring the best specialists and employing the best assessment methods from best practices from governments, private organisations and individuals.