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The Lifesaving Power of Teamwork

If you work or aspire to work in the public safety field, being a team player is a necessity. Whether you’re a police officer, firefighter, EMT, or emergency manager, lives depend on the strength and unity of teams. And, in today’s world of complex threats, it’s not just how well one team works together, it’s how well teams from different agencies work together in a coordinated response.

In August, In Public Safety will feature articles written by American Military University faculty members investigating the ongoing shifts in teamwork and coordination efforts among public safety agencies.

FBI Responds to Local Agency Training Requests Through INLETS Program

By Leischen Stelter, American Military University

After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, it became apparent that all levels of law enforcement needed to be involved in the fight against terrorism.

“With many federal law enforcement agencies focused on investigating terrorist threats from overseas, state and local law enforcement personnel continue to play an ever-increasing role in combating terrorism,” said Special Agent Steven Shepherd, who is assigned to the Baltimore Field Office and has been with the FBI for 16 years.

It’s the Second Largest Criminal Enterprise in the World. Do You Know How to Identify Potential Human Trafficking Victims?

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. Its victims are those who provide labor or services through force, fraud or coercion and it’s happening everywhere. Just last week, Canadian courts prosecuted what is thought to be the largest human trafficking case in the country. In the U.S., the FBI prosecuted a case involving 600 Thai victims .