National Institute of Justice

Bomb Threat Training Simulator

Dr. Christopher A. Chung

Mr. Abu Md. A. Huda

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This project is a 1998-2000 National Institute of Justice funded effort to help improve the nation's ability to respond to bomb threats. Improved bomb threat response capability can help reduce loss of productivity due to bomb threats and in the event of an actual device can help reduce casualties and property damage.

The Bomb Threat Training Simulator is being developed in close cooperation with the Houston Police Department Bomb Disposal Unit. It is designed to augmentexisting classroom instruction given by qualified law enforcement EOD (explosiveordnance disposal) officers. The simulator's multimedia and interactive capabilities allowbomb threat class trainees to receive first hand experience and evaluation inreceiving and responding to a variety of bomb threats. Because the simulatoris computer based realistic training can be received which might not otherwise bepossible due to time, cost, or operational considerations.

The simulator is programmed in Authorware 3.5 for PCs running Windows 95 and Windows NT. It requires a sound card and CD-ROM.

Dr. Chung is a former U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer and is a regular member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators.

Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position of the U.S. Department of Justice.


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Last Update: 07/22/98