The Anti-Defamation League of San Diego County, along with its partners in the local law enforcement community, recently held the sixth annual Goldberg Charitable Trust Counterterrorism Conference. Over 30 local law enforcement officers were selected by their departments to attend this three-day course.
An ADL expert kicked off the conference by giving a domestic terrorism overview and focusing on white supremacists. Other topics covered by speakers from law enforcement agencies included prison radicalization, anti-government extremism, extremism in the military, eco-terrorism, and legal issues relating to counterterrorism. In addition to lectures, students engaged in an interactive group activity where small teams were tasked with taking on the identity of a domestic terrorist group.
Participating agencies included the California Highway Patrol, Carlsbad Police Department, Coronado Police Department, Department of Homeland Security, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National City Police Department, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, San Diego Police Department, San Diego Sheriff's Department, University of California San Diego Police Department and the U.S. Coast Guard.