Class will meet in our classroom (above)
Enrollment Deadline: November 27, 2017
Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum – 64
It is crucial that U.S. law enforcement is made aware of the dynamics of the threat of ISIL/Islamic State, their implications to U.S. interests, and craft solutions to combat it. The full day program, ISIL/“Islamic State”: Global Threats, Impacts on the U.S., and Law Enforcement Responses, addresses these and related timely topics as set out below.
Following introductory remarks, the history of global jihad (e.g., selected ideologues, groups, and their impact on current jihadists) is discussed. Next, an overview of ISIL/Islamic State is covered, including various facets of the quasi-state, including its intentions and capabilities. Then, lessons learned and recommendations on ISIL/Islamic State are provided. Subsequently, the issue of U.S. fighters in the Syrian-Iraqi conflicts, their supporters in the United States, responses, and their implications are addressed.
The second portion of the presentation relates to diverse law enforcement responses that can be undertaken to combat terrorism in general, and ISIL/Islamic State-linked violence in particular. Among the diverse counterterrorism topics covered are: profiling, terror financing and counterterror financing, online and offline discovery of terror suspects, the roles of informants and undercover agents, intelligence and law enforcement databases and networks, suspicious activity and transaction reports, joint terrorism and other task forces, fusion centers, Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team, Terrorist Screening Center, National Counterterrorism Center, community-oriented policing, the roles of traffic stops and calls for service, officer safety, international cooperation, and specific law enforcement responses to terror incidents.
About the Instructor
Prof. Dean C. Alexander
Dean C. Alexander is Director, Homeland Security Research Program and Associate Professor, Homeland Security at the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration at Western Illinois University. Prof. Alexander’s teaching, research, and speaking activities encompass terrorism, security, and legal issues. He has lectured in ten countries, including to law enforcement and military officials at North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), U.S. State Department, and National Intelligence University events. His U.S.-based lectures have included engagements with numerous law enforcement organizations, including the Illinois Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center, Oregon Fusion Center, Milwaukee Police Department, McAllen Police Department, and Yuma Police Department.
MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following: Civil Rights, Constitutional and Proper use of Law Enforcement Authority, Cultural Competency, Legal Updates, and Procedural Justice