Empowering the Nuclear Security-Related Officer
The incidents of radioactive material smuggling in 2020 proved that the nuclear security threat in Indonesia is real. It also shows that Indonesian police and security officers’ knowledge of nuclear security needs to improve continuously. In response, Universitas Gadjah Mada’s Nuclear Engineering Program composed a three-day training program to empower the role of local police, National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS), and National Counter Terrorism Agency (BNPT), whose duty are to handle nuclear-related security. The objective of the training was to refresh their capabilities in dealing with nuclear security issues after the absence of training since the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020-2021. The subjects were divided into ten sessions and were delivered through coursework and discussion, tabletop exercises, and laboratory exercises. The pre-tests and post-tests were conducted to assess the trainee’s improvement of knowledge and the benefits they experienced. The pre-test and post-test results showed that after attending the training, all participants understanding increased sharply as the delivery method was interesting and the materials were useful for participants. Finally, practice or playing games became the most preferred delivery method. Therefore, we can conclude that this training became an effective way to empower nuclear security-related officers.
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