Don't miss your chance to register for the Hawaiian Islands INLETS! With a focus on violent crimes and terrorism trends, this training seminar will cover the most pressing issues facing law enforcement today. Find out more about the presenters and workshops that will be on offer.
By Leischen Stelter
Police officers are expected to play a role in the fight against terrorism, but are they being given the right training and tools? Find out about INLETS, the FBI's unique training program where officers can learn from the firsthand experiences of those who have responded to terrorist attacks.
The 2nd Annual Gulf Coast INLETS is now open for registration! With a focus on violent crimes and terrorism trends, the INLETS training conference will cover the most pressing issues facing law enforcement today. Find out more about the presenters, workshops and seminars that will be on offer.
By Leischen Stelter
While large agencies often have the resources to train and equip officers on counterterrorism tactics and scenarios, police officers in smaller agencies do not often receive equivalent instruction. Learn how the FBI has stepped up to fill the training gap through the Mid-Atlantics INLETS annual conference. Check out this year's presentation topics.
On November 12, a double suicide bombing tore through a busy shopping district in Beirut, Lebanon killing at least 43 people and wounding more than 200 others. The next day, six seemingly coordinated attacks devastated Paris, France killing at least 129 people and wounding 352. Both attacks have been claimed by the terror group ISIS, who issued a video warning of further attacks on countries taking part in bombing Syria, specifically threatening to ‘strike’ Washington, D.C.
As the Paris and Beirut terrorist attacks demonstrate, the lines between international and domestic threats are closer than many police officers may realize. However, most police training supports the assumption that international terrorism isn’t something of significant concern to them. To shift this mindset so police officers see a bigger picture of fighting terrorism requires one thing: enhanced training. Here's how training must be expanded.
Police throughout the country, particularly in Florida, have been noticing a spike in the use of a new drug that users are calling “flakka.” Use of the drug is a concern as well as are the crimes that people under the influence are committing. AMU criminal justice student, Keith Graves, who has taught thousands of officers and businesses about drug investigation, shares information about the signs of intoxication and how police should pursue investigations.
If it’s time for a career change, start by researching careers that pique your curiosity, however, be sure not reject a career because you lack familiarity. AMU's Dr. Valerie Davis offers helpful tips to help you find your next career including including examining the job market and looking for areas that are expanding, developing, or changing.