Terrorism Awareness and Prevention (TAP)



The Terrorism Awareness and Prevention program is an initiative created by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and taught by specially trained law enforcement officers to educate citizens about the realities and myths of terrorists and terrorism.

The program has three goals:

  1. To educate citizens about terrorism;
  2. To educate citizens how they can help protect their community from terrorism; and
  3. To offer common sense measures citizens can employ to enhance their own security.

The intent of this program is to help citizens understand who terrorists are, what they do, why they do it and how they do it. Terrorism Awareness and Prevention teaches citizens how to be alert, what to look for and how to report it properly to law enforcement officers.

Equally important, the program stresses that suspicious activity is not necessarily when someone looks, speaks, acts, believes or lives differently than we do, rather it is activity which is unusual or out of place and that appears to be leading to criminal activity. Terrorism is a crime and terrorists are criminals who commit crimes for a very specific reason - to force some sort of change.

Citizen Presentations

TAP Instructor Training

TAP Instructor Resources - [To access this secure area, go to this LINK and log-in using your TAP user name and password. Change the "Authentication source" to USER in the drop down. Once you are logged in, you will be able to access the TAP Instructor Resources link.]

Terrorism Awareness and Protection Online Training (TAP)