Counterterrorism & Protective Security awareness is critical for achieving safety, security and service at events, within crowded spaces and publicly accessible locations. The process of conducting threat assessments, operational requirements and proportionate & scalable plans is critical in achieving effective security overlay to manage, mitigate and minimise risks. This short course will explore key theories, protective security guidance and support event managers in developing security operations integration.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5-6 hours
  • LocationOnline
  • Cost£250

Course structure

This course will be delivered online and will take place from 14:00 to 19:00. There will be opportunities for in-depth discussion and interaction with speakers.

What you will learn

You will learn key theories in Counter Terrorism and Protective Security referenced from international reference sources. The course will provide a current synopsis of international terrorist threats to events, attack methodologies and insight into how threat actors conduct their planning.

Through this knowledge delegates will progress to gain an awareness of Protective Security Management (PSem) and a concept of operations for developing plans. The course will also introduce legislative requirements including the forthcoming UK Protect Duty, considering how these requirements should be translated into protective security operational delivery.

Core content

The course will cover:

  • Current Terrorist threats to events
  • Brief case Study
  • Threat & Vulnerability assessments
  • Protective Security Concepts of operations
  • Duty to Protect and other legislation

Who should attend

This is course for: educators, emergency managers, security directors, event managers, event staff, guest services, blue light services, producers, venue managers, event promoters, production staff, health and safety managers, local authorities and anyone else involved in the safety and management of crowded spaces.


This course will be delivered in partnership with Mind Over Matter Consultancy LTD and Cranfield Defence and Security Services Ltd.


Peter Dalton

Pete Dalton MSyl, is an international Protective Security Consultant and former UK Specialist Police Commander; with the majority of his service dedicated to Specialist Operations. Pete accredited as a Specialist (Counter Terrorism) Tactical Firearms commander, involved in the management, command and deployment of complex counter terrorism firearms operations. He has worked extensively within the Counter Terrorism Policing Network, Security Agencies and within complex event management & incident command structures.

He planned & performed key command roles and events of national and international significance, including the Royal Wedding of Prince Henry of Wales and Miss Meghan Markle, visit of President Trump, International D-Day 75, State and Ceremonial Events, Major Crime and high-profile international sporting events.

Pete was the Head of Department, responsible for the Protection of Royalty & Diplomatic VIPs and Protected Sites.

Pete was an accredited Counter Terrorism Security Coordinator, providing advice and developing Protective Security plans to minimise, mitigate and manage threats towards significant events.

He is actively engaged as an International Protective Security & Incident Command Consultant, working with the National Centre for Spectator Sport Safety & Security (NCS4) and Interpol, developing the International Sports Safety & Security Training Programme, through Project Stadia. This programme is developing capability and capacity for Major International Sporting Event Command. He has delivered training to officers from 60 Countries. Pete is the lead Protective Security & Incident Command consultant for Mind Over Matter Consultancy and IIfx.Org

Pete delivers command level training and presentations on Protective Security Concepts of Operations. He works with International clients to design, develop and deliver complex Operational Readiness activities, exercises and quality assurance programs.

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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