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Security is always a major concern when a large group of people come together for a public event, and rural first responders and public officials need to understand the importance of and necessity for planning and managing security for any event.

MGT 335: Event Security Planning for Public Safety Professionals is a 16-hour, classroom-based course designed to provide planning and management-level skills to officers from state and local law enforcement agencies.

Participants will be provided with the essential skills and knowledge to understand the importance of and the need for planning and managing security for special events, and to identify guiding principles for special-events security. To register for this course, visit the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium’s website at  A web-based version of this course is also available. To find this web-based version, go to

MGT 335 is one of many DHS-certified courses made available by the RDPC. The curriculum ranges from management-level, to awareness and performance–level training.

For a complete list of courses and other valuable information regarding the RDPC, please visit the RDPC website at:, or email the Consortium at To request this or any other RDPC training, please contact the RDPC at (877) 855-7372 or complete the training request form at To register for online training, go to