Training Opportunity: Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Program (BMAP) Community Liaison Course

The Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Program (BMAP), sponsored by the DHS Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP), aims to increase the number of vigilant private sector partners by training Community Liaisons (generally law enforcement officers with patrol and/or community outreach responsibilities) to educate retailers about materials they stock that can be used to develop HMEs or IEDs; suspicious buying patterns and behaviors; and reporting processes.

OBP will deliver a BMAP Community Liaison training course at the University of Houston’s Energy Research Park in Houston, TX on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Upon completion of this 8-hour training, Community Liaisons are expected to conduct outreach visits with retailers. These visits are tracked through a BMAP portal in the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN).

There are currently 11 people registered for this course; we need a minimum of 15 to attend (maximum 30). Any assistance you can provide in encouraging folks to attend would be much appreciated.

This training is free of charge, and TCOLE credits are available for this training.

Interested parties can apply for this class at the following link:


IMPORTANT: You must have a FEMA SID number before you can apply for the class.

  • If you need a FEMA SID number, go to: and click “Register for FEMA SID,” or click “Forgot FEMA SID?” if you have forgotten your FEMA SID.
  • Registering for a FEMA SID number does not register you for this class. You must apply for the class separately.


Additional logistics information will be distributed ahead of class conduct.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for supporting BMAP in Texas.



Brandon Gentry

Strategic Planner

Texas Office of Homeland Security

6100 Guadalupe St.

Austin TX 78752

512.377.0031 (O)

512.815.6985 (C)