Hazardous Environment Recognition Training

Course detail

Program area: Investigative techniques

Course code: HERT

Course registration details
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Tuition Accommodation Full Meals Total
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  • Accommodations include arrival of student the night before course start date.
  • Cost is based on the Single room with a shared bathroom priced at $ 95.00/night
  • Travel grant funding may be available (for non-federal police agencies only)


Hazardous materials can result from crimes that include the illegal operation of drug labs, environment crimes, and post fire investigations. This course provides the knowledge and skills to assist with identifying appropriate protective equipment based on a risk assessment of the environment. It looks at known/unknown toxic hazards and the operational objectives of police support units. Students take part in practical scenarios that explore clandestine laboratory methods, chemical and physical hazards, air monitoring, safely donning and doffing personal protective equipment, and decontamination.

Format and delivery

Length of course
4 days
Class size
maximum 18 students
Delivery setting
theoretical portions are offered in classroom; practical exercises take place in a scenario training building (e.g. smoke house and simulated clandestine laboratory)

Learning outcomes

Eligibility and mandatory requirements



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