With delivery of over 2,500 training missions, DECO brings unmatched experience in providing turnkey training solutions in even the most challenging environments.

DECO, an IDS International subsidiary, offers an extensive suite of training and development spanning the full realm of antiterrorism, law enforcement, military, and capacity building training.  Our training is offered in a classroom setting, a tactical facility, workshop, or field/scenario-based exercise that is matched to fit the needs of each training delivery.

We have delivered training and support at the tactical, operational, and strategic level in more than 75 U.S. partner nations—requiring us to execute in both domestic and overseas locations including remote sites in medium to high threat and austere environments and during periods of instability, reconstruction, post conflict, and culturally sensitive developing nations.


DECO’s tactical training provides specialized military units, law enforcement agencies, first responders, and U.S. and allied partner nation government agencies the full range of skill necessary to operate effectively in the field.  Our training is led by professional educators who are also experienced operators that routinely operate within the full scope of their areas of expertise to maintain proficiency and relevance. Our training offers the skills required to resolve high-risk confrontations using a variety of options and employing the minimum force necessary to protect human life. This includes marksmanship, patrolling, small unit tactics, military communications, combat medicine, convoy operations, tactical driving, air-ground integration operations, and numerous tactical training skills areas customized to each customer’s mission.​

Our trainers use a mix of classroom instruction, practical exercises, and real-life scenarios that require participants to respond to increasingly stressful situations to test their skills and build their capacity to respond to significant incidents.

Main Courses:

  • Advanced Marksmanship
  • Anti-Terrorism Force Protection
  • Border Patrol Operations
  • Counter-Narcotics Operations
  • Counter-Poaching
  • Crisis Response Team
  • Infrastructure Security
  • Maritime Security
  • Police Tactical, Quick Reactionary Force
  • Response to Active Shooter
  • Surveillance Detection/Counter-Surveillance
  • SWAT Tactical Response
  • Tactical Driving
  • VIP Protection
Classroom Instructional

DECO offers a full suite of training programs led by subject matter experts with extensive experience in law enforcement, security, military, management, and capability building in all types of environment. They deliver hands-on instructor-led training that can be customized for any requirement.

Our training approach is based on creating a well led, highly functional team of professionals that are focused on working collegially with your personnel to meet all delivery requirements; and that maintain the necessary flexibility (overall and on a day-to-day basis) to meet the evolving needs of your program in the most optimal and economic manner possible.

Main Courses:

  • Airport Security Management
  • Behavioral Observation Skills
  • Combating Domestic and Transnational Terrorism
  • Countering Terrorist Financing
  • Crisis Management Exercise Design 
  • Critical Incident Management
  • Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience
  • Fraudulent Document Recognition and Behavioral Analysis
  • Hostage Negotiations
  • Identifying and Developing Investigative Information
  • Instructor Development
  • Integrating Counterterrorism Strategies at the National Level
  • Investigating Terrorist Incidents
  • Investigative Information Management
  • Major Case Management
  • Management of Terrorist Investigations
  • Managing an Antiterrorism Training Program
  • Police and Media Relations
  • Police Leader’s Role in Combating Terrorism
  • Protecting Soft Targets
  • Suicide Bomber Prevention
  • Terrorist Crime Scene Investigation
  • Train-the-Trainer
  • Travel Document Examination

From cyber awareness for prosecutors to digital investigations to network security, DECO provides training that is continually adapted to match the growing risk of cyber threats and crime. Our cyber cadre are state-of-the-art experts on many cutting edge techniques of technology applications for various types of forensics and cyber forensics. Our professionals train units across the globe on the techniques and skills required for effectively examining a terrorist crime scene, how to properly identify and seize digital evidence, and how to exploit various sites for traces of useful evidence. Emphasis is placed on locating and capturing online evidence as well as building a case involving Internet-based evidence. Our instructors also train extensively on how to utilize new forensic and specialized cyber equipment for both individuals and teams used in forensic examination.

In addition, more and more attention is also being placed on the importance of network security. Our instruction ranges on identifying network vulnerabilities, responding to, and elimination a network incident, and also stresses the importance of collecting and preserving digital evidence in a network environment.

Main Courses:

  • Cyber Awareness for Prosecutors

  • Digital Forensics and Investigations

  • Digital Investigations and Security

  • Fundamentals of Network Security

  • Identification and Seizure of Digital Evidence

  • Investigating the Dark Web

  • Network Intrusion Response Course

  • Principles of Internet Investigation

  • Social Media Investigations


The handling of any emergency all comes down to preparedness.  DECO’s medical training covers everything from tactical medicine to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) to management of mass casualties.   This range of advisory and assistance includes training on how to fully plan and prep logistically for incidents, how to coordinate assets across agencies with various resources, and how to coordinate and handle a mass casualty incidents of various conditions and impacts.  This includes tactical, operational, and cross agency activities that supports an effective response organization.

Main Courses:

  • Bio-Hazard Cleanup
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Operations
  • First Responder Medical Stabilization
  • First Response to Terrorist Incidents
  • Hazmat Training
  • Hospital Based Management of Mass Casualty
  • Tactical Medicine

DECO’s explosives courses cover from how to defeat the device, to how to defeat the network. Our counter-improvised explosive device (IED) training focuses on public safety, law enforcement, and security personnel responsible for the identification, neutralization, and safe disposition of improvised explosive devices, military munitions, and commercial explosives Our post blast training teaches bomb investigators, bomb squad personnel, and other specialists directly involved in investigating explosions to include bomb scene investigative techniques, methods of material identification, and analysis of evidence required to identify the perpetrator of a bombing and their network. DECO professionals conducting these courses are either former U.S. military explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) professionals or former FBI EOD professionals with years of in field operational and training experience. 

Main Courses:

  • Bomb Squad Commanders

  • Explosive Incident Countermeasures

  • Methods of Entry

  • Post Blast Investigation

  • Underwater Explosives Incident Countermeasures

  • Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)

Curriculum Development

For the past decade, DECO has been defining, designing, developing, rewriting, and revising training curricula for training programs worldwide.   Our subject matter experts apply their extensive understanding in instructional design and adult learning theory to properly customize curriculum to meet the specific requirements of training and optimize the training engagement.  Our uniquely qualified, cross functional team of adult learning professionals focus on a coherent and systematic design, development and installation of content, measures, sustainability framework for continued development. Working from our integrated work plan with defined modules, activities, tasks, milestones and deliverables, the DECO team is able to meet all project requirements both on time and on budget.

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