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.
Ten years ago today, the Senate Judiciary Committee convened a hearing to learn what a small group of military intelligence analysts had discovered about the world-wide reach of Al Qaeda and its affiliations prior to 9/11. This first hearing focused on what is known as the Able Danger program, which was the first significant data mining operation that successfully harvested and visualized massive amounts of data. Erik Kleinsmith, who was the senior military member of the Able Danger analytical team, shares lessons learned from this program as well as the ongoing challenges faced by intelligence analysts.
By Leischen Stelter
Police officers around the country are being subjected to doxing, which is when an individual's personal information is posted online, typically with malicious intent. Once an individual has been exposed through doxing, they may be targeted for online harassment. Learn more about how to secure your personal information.