ADL Trains Law Enforcement Executives on Terrorism
Posted: June 13, 2011
ADL held the nineteenth session of its Advanced Training School (ATS) course on Extremist and Terrorist Threats from June 5-7 in Washington, DC. ATS is a three day training providing federal, state and local law enforcement executives and commanders from across the country with practical information, resources and contacts to increase their capabilities in combating domestic and international terrorist threats. It is recognized as one of the premier counter-terrorism training programs in the U.S.
The agenda featured briefings from ADL experts, as well as counter-terrorism experts from outside the League, such as a senior commander from the Israel Police. The program was attended by 36 commanders from agencies which included: the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Threat Management Unit, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) National Targeting Center, NYPD, Philadelphia Police Department, Houston Police Department, Atlanta Police Department, Dallas Police Department, and the Boston Police Department, among others.
Deputy Commissioner Thomas Wright of the Philadelphia Police Department said of the training, "I have been in law enforcement for 22 years and I have attended a variety of training seminars during that time. I can honestly say that the training offered by ATS-ADL is by far the most useful and current training course I have ever attended. The knowledge I have gained and relationships I have developed during these past few days will benefit me, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the citizenry of the United States of America."
ATS has trained almost 700 senior level law enforcement personnel, representing over 220 different agencies to date, and is recognized as one of the premier counter-terrorism training programs in the U.S.