Counter Terrorism Information Officer (CTIO) Training Course

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Cormack Armoury

4402 55 Street

Red Deer, AB T4N 2H1


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Counter-Terrorism Information Officer (CTIO)


In principal, a CTIO will be an individual that serves as the principal point of contact between their office and INSET. The CTIO will receive terrorism awareness training, information and intelligence from members of INSET and members of the RCMP National Security Program. With this information, the CTIO is equipped to inform and educate others within his or her office, thereby enhancing awareness and operational preparedness relating to terrorism.


The objective of the CTIO program “is to increase national security awareness across Alberta so that first responders are equipped with the knowledge to identify national security threats as early as possible.”


As mentioned above, the RCMP will offer training to CTIOs on the RCMP National Security Program in the form of a three-day workshop that includes topics such as:

- The RCMP National Security program overview

- Recognizing pre-incident indicators

- Radicalization

- Terrorism group profiles

- The role of the CTIO in home agencies

The first responder needs to be alert to indicators and warnings of potential terrorist activity that might otherwise go unnoticed and unreported. CTIOs are a vital link in keeping first responders knowledgeable about current terrorist tactics, techniques and practices. With this information, first responders will be better able to recognize these indicators and respond appropriately.


Participation in the CTIO program is a 'win-win' between participating agencies and INSET. Each benefits through the CTIO program by increasing the safety of their communities through:

- Enhancing public safety through the integration of first responders

- Putting additional national security resources on the ground throughout the province.

- First responders receive ongoing information on terrorism trends and tactics through their CTIO

- First responders become engaged in national security matters

- First responders are trained to recognize pre-incident indicators and respond appropriately to them

- The CTIO program strengthens intelligence led policing by involving all interested communities


The CTIO program is fully supported by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police – Counter - Terrorism and National Security Committee (CACP-CTNS). The Committee is “mandated to harmonize the work of the Canadian law enforcement community in identifying, preventing, deterring, investigating and responding to criminal activities related to terrorism and national security threats.” The Committee’s aim is to have a CTIO in every detachment, district or division of each municipal police service, provincial police service, provincial corrections, federal corrections and law enforcement agency in Canada.

The CTIO program has been implemented across Canada through local INSETs. Partners included municipal police agencies, Transit police, Corrections (provincial and federal), Federal Fisheries, Provincial Conservation Officers, Sheriffs, CN Police, CP Police, Fire Departments, Ambulance Services, CBSA, the RCMP, Social Services and many other partners.


Will Lunch be provided?

Lunch is not provided

Refreshments & Coffee Provided

When does the course run?

The course runs November 13th, 14th and 15th, 2018, from 08:30-16:00 each day (Three Day Course)

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Cormack Armoury

4402 55 Street

Red Deer, AB T4N 2H1


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