Suicide / Homicide Bomber Pocket Guide


The Technical Support Working Group has released the Suicide/Homicide Bomber Pocket Guide (SHBG) for use by all Federal emergency and law enforcement officers, and all State and Local Fire, Law Enforcement, HAZMAT, Bomb Squad, and other emergency/public government services organizations, which may be involved with screening people that may pose a terrorist threat.

The SHBG is a 5" X 7" pocket guide providing performance and best practices focused on operational lessons learned and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) for Law Enforcement and Security Personnel on the subject of Preparation for the Suicide/Homicide Bomber.  The guide book, based on the content of the related Preparation for the Suicide/Homicide Bomber Training Support Package (TSP), is a reference for reviewing the training provided in the TSP.  The guide is a succinct, compact, handy reference guide produced in an accessible and durable form.  

The SHBG is a restricted document available only to First Responders, Federal, Allied, State, and Local governments involved in security and counter-terrorism activities.  Contractors providing security services to these agencies may also procure the document.  All orders must first be confirmed by the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) prior to being sent to the Government Printing Office (GPO).

The SHBG is available from the Government Printing Office. The cost is $131 U.S. for a packet of 5. To order, follow the instructions below and cite stock number 008-001-00183-5

The SHBG is supported by the Suicide/Homicide Bomber Training Support Package (S/HB TSP) which is also available under the same restrictions from Government Printing Office for $128 U.S. dollars.   To order the TSP, cite stock number 008-001-00171-1

To order these products, first send an e-mail request for quantity desired to [email protected], and include contact name, organization name, address, and telephone number.  Security contractors must also provide similar sponsoring government agency information. Confirmation of the order will be approved via e-mail with an approval number. The products can then be ordered from GPO, accompanied by a copy of the confirmation e-mail and approval number, as follows:

Orders accompanied by the TSWG approval number may be placed via e-mail, fax, and mail. Online:, E-mail: [email protected]; Phone: Toll free (866) 512-1800, DC Area: (202) 512-1800, Fax: (202) 512-2250 at any time; Mail: send to: Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-0001. All orders require prepayment, either by check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover/NOVUS, or GPO Deposit Account.