GRCC offers course taught by Homeland Security expert



Leah Nixon

Director of Communications


Aug. 8, 2014 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. A new Grand Rapids Community College course led by a Homeland Security expert will prepare area professionals for a world of ever-evolving threats.

Michael E. Moll, a protective security adviser for Homeland Security's Grand Rapids office, will teach the seven-week High Alert-Homeland Security Training course. His 20 years of law enforcement and security experience includes expertise in risk analysis, security surveys, emergency action plans, mitigation procedures, and business continuity plans. He is a Certified Protection Professional with the American Society of Industrial Security, a Certified Crime Prevention Professional, and certified in Crime Prevention through Environmental Design.

The course, which starts Sept. 24, was designed for law enforcement and security professionals or anyone responsible for security at schools, hospitals, malls and other places where the public gathers.

"Through GRCC's relationships with employers in the security field, we learned that there's a great need for this type of training," said Julie Parks, GRCC director of workforce training. "Mike Moll's background and experience are among the best in the area, and we're thrilled he was willing to work with us on creating this course."

People enrolling in the course will learn:

· How to identify and protect vulnerable areas of critical infrastructure.

· Practical skills on handling the chaos of terrorist attacks and other emergencies.

· How to react in a variety of emergencies.

· Critical thinking skills.

“The High-Alert Homeland Security Course has been designed to enhance the ability of law enforcement, security, and high-value critical infrastructure owners and operators to develop critical thinking skills, as well as to look at securing property, people and customers," Moll said. "This course will challenge students to develop both practical as well as 'outside the box' thinking in regards to security and safety -- both of which can translate to the bottom line.”

To register for the course, click here.

Grand Rapids Community College has been offering educational opportunities in West Michigan for 100 years. Established in 1914, the college offers degree courses, certification and training programs, and workshops and personal enrichment classes. Offerings are held on GRCC’s downtown Grand Rapids campus, as well as at several locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.