Threat Observation (Recognise Terrorist Threats)

By ATA Admin

SGD 399.70

Course Duration

  • Classroom: 16 hrs
  • Assessment: 2 hrs

Course Objectives

On completion of this course, learner will have the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of a Security Officer and Auxiliary Police Officer to describe contemporary terrorist threats, identify person-borne threats, vehicle-borne threats and object-based threats.

Course Content

This course consists of the following abilities:

  • Identify persons found to be behaving suspiciously
  • Identify disorderly and threatening behaviour
  • Recognise impact of successful terrorist attack on assignment area based on updated information on current terrorist threats
  • Recognise person borne, vehicle-borne and object-based threats based on various TTI of malicious intent and obvious signs
  • Take appropriate action to observe suspicious person(s), vehicles in accordance with protocols in dealing with the respective threats
  • Conduct security questioning on suspicious persons after period of observation
  • Review and report collected information to relevant person / authorities in accordance with organisational procedure on terrorism
  • Characteristics of terrorists
  • Methods of terrorist attack
  • Trends in terrorism
  • Types of observation skills to recognise tell-tale indicators
  • Tell-tale Indicators (TTI) of suspected casing activities, objects or mails with improvised Explosives Devices (IEDs) and chemical or biological agents
  • Tell-tale Indicators (TTI) of suspected person-borne, vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)
  • Tell-tale Indicators (TTI) of suspected casing by Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
  • Protocols on dealing with person-borne threats, vehicle-borne threats and object-based threats

Minimum Entry Requirement


  • The minimum entry educational qualification for Auxiliary Police Officers and APO (Enforcement) below the rank of Auxiliary Police Inspector shall be 3 GCE ‘N” Level credits, 3 SPM Credits, NITEC or their equivalent.
  • The minimum entry educational qualification for Security Officer shall be 3 GCE ‘N” Level credits, 3 SPM Credits, NITEC or their equivalent and have completed the Basic Licensing Unit.


Singapore Citizens, Malaysian Citizens who are Singapore Permanent Residents or Malaysian holders of Work Permits or Employment Passes.

Physical and Medical Requirement:

  • Certified by a medical doctor to be physically fit for work
  • Not be colour-blind or hearing impaired

Entry Requirements:

  • Be able to read, write and speak English at WPL Level 4
  • Be able to manipulate numbers at WPN Level 4
  • Be able to act in a professional manner

Course Fee

  • SGD 370.09 w/o GST
  • SGD 399.70 with GST

For skillsfuture course, you are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and attained competent for the assessment to be awarded an e-Statement Of Attainment by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) available for download in your Skills Passport. This course is eligible for SSG funding. You may access link here for more information on SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Course Fee Funding.

Click here to email for course enquiry or call 67739305.