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FBI Offers Terrorism Training for Local & State Officers (Bonus: Outstanding Speakers AND it’s Affordable)

By Leischen Stelter, American Military University

The reality is that state and local law enforcement officers are playing an increasingly important role in combatting terrorism, but they often don’t have the level of training necessary for such responsibilities.

The FBI wants to change that.

“We realized that we needed to provide training blocks on fundamental terrorism investigations and the violent crime aspect and provide tools to enhance the capability of state and local analysts,” said Special Agent Steven Shepherd, who is assigned to the Baltimore Field Office and has been with the FBI for 16 years.