This is the entry level certification course for personnel conducting mission 5a domestic operations in support of federal, state, and local Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA). It establishes the baseline training requirement for planning, regulation and policy, legal application and status, risk management, serious incident reporting, public affairs, hide site selection and legality, medical planning, sensory enhancement devices, rules for use of force, briefings, and handling of nonDepartment of Defense U.S. Persons information. State 5a programs are required to amplify situations unique to that State’s laws, legal precedents, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and task organization. Upon course completion, students will be able to safely and effectively provide mission 5a support to LEAs as directed by that State’s Counterdrug Coordinator (CDC) appointed and certified Ground Reconnaissance Specialist (GRS) Phase II graduate(s). Individuals must pass the end of course examination, once, with an 80% or better (2 attempts) before they are eligible to attend GRS Phase II. Students who fail the GRS Phase I end of course examination twice, are required to obtain their State CDC’s written consent (Memorandum for Record) in order to attempt a third retest; no additional waivers will be granted. Students will be required to apply and demonstrate all GRS Phase I TLOs during the GRS Phase II certification course.
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