Responding to a nuclear event

Managing crime scenes involving nuclear materials requires specialized training.

Effectively responding to a nuclear security event is a unique, complex, and potentially overwhelming situation requiring significant specialized resources. An effective response requires coordination and cooperation from all levels of government and international partners. To assist law enforcement in preparing to respond to nuclear security events INTERPOL has developed the Response to Radiological and Nuclear Incidents training course.

Response to radiological and nuclear incidents training

This training course is designed for investigators and other relevant personnel with responsibility for the initial operational management of crime scenes involving nuclear or other radiological materials.  

The course helps participants understand the risks and challenges associated with working in a radiological crime scene environment. Understanding the roles and responsibilities involved, and working with radiation detection and personal protection equipment is practiced. Participants are also trained to recover and properly manage contaminated evidence.

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