ORLANDO, FL, February 10, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Over 250 agencies send participants to this, the foremost educational event in the Homeland Security calendar. The theme of this year's conference is "Better Tools to mitigate Terrorism and Violent Crime".---
Mike Roche - Conducting Behavioral Threat Assessment of Mass Killers
Mike Roche retired from the U.S. Secret Service, after serving twenty-two years. He has published three works of fiction and a two non-fiction books, Face 2 Face: Observation, Interviewing and Rapport Building Skills: an ex-Secret Service Agents Guide on rapport building. His newest book is Mass Killers: How You Can Identify Workplace, School and Public Killers Before they Strike.
He will discuss the historical prospective, current trends and different types of targeted violence. The session will analyze the attacker profile, associated myths, motives, attack related behaviors, and mental illness factors. The attendees will learn investigative and management techniques that will enable first responders to recognize potential warning signs and effectively identify, investigate and mitigate the behavior of those individuals who may be considering school place, workplace or public violence.
Dr. Tanya Glenn - Personal and Professional Resilience: Are You Ready?
Tanya Glenn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS) with twenty-two years' experience treating anxiety and depression, Dr. Glenn deployed to Oklahoma City in 1995, New York City in 2001, and New Orleans in 2005 in support of law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and national guardsman who responded to the Murrah Federal Building.
This workshop is designed to educate participants on personal aspects of resilience as well as professional readiness for catastrophic events. It will outline the most recent research on what makes an individual resilient and challenge students to improve their personal resilience. The workshop will also address workplace resilience by examining business cultures, attitudes and protocol for incident preparedness. An emphasis will be placed on implementing the right attitude and capabilities to manage a large scale incidents.
Dr. Tania Glenn is the president of Tania Glenn and Associates (TGA), PA a clinical practice with two offices in Austin, TX and
Peter DiDomenica - Contextual Emotional Valence: The Next Generation in Behavior Detection
Peter has served as a subject matter expert on behavior analysis for the U.S. Army, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and National Science Foundation. He has been a lecturer on terrorism related issues for the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, DHS, NYPD, and the Department of Defense Criminal Investigations Task Force. He has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives as an expert on behavior detection in homeland security applications. He holds a Juris Doctor from Western New England College School of Law.
Peter is also employed by the Boston University Police as a Detective Lieutenant where he commands the BU Police Detective Division. He served as a Massachusetts State Police officer for twenty-three years, retiring as a lieutenant in August 2010. He is also presently an attorney having been admitted to the bar since 1995.
Stephen Brooks is a division chief at the DHS
Stephen Brooks has written and published on the criminal phenomenon of trafficking in humans. He has 30 years of experience as a law enforcement officer with experience in special operations (Crisis Negotiator), investigations, training, and training needs assessment as well as seaport security and anti-terrorism. He has extensive experience in international law enforcement training. He has delivered law enforcement training in Germany, Morocco, Egypt, Thailand, and Moldova to name a few countries. His specialties are : Law enforcement training and training development and maritime law and Investigative strategies for combating trafficking in humans. Stephen Brooks is a published author of law enforcement training material, and technical manuals and has also published a novel
Subject: Human Trafficking
Trafficking in persons is a transnational crime with global implications. In order to combat trafficking and bring its perpetrators to justice, all nations must recognize that trafficking is a serious criminal offense. Politicians and law enforcement officials in all countries must give priority to the investigation and prosecution of trafficking in persons offenses, assign appropriate punishment to those found guilty, and protecting the victims of such offenses. All transit, receiving, and supply countries must cooperate in the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of human trafficking phenomena and offenses. Because the United States is a key destination country for trafficked victims, it has a special role to play in combating the problem and setting an example for other countries to follow. The nexus between the money made and terrorism is well documented.
MSG David Crowley CAS, CCNREMTP-T
Medical Response to a Terrorist Incident
Master Sergeant David Crowley is a Special Operations Medical Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) assigned to the United States Army Civil Affairs. MSG Crowley is a Tactical Medical Instructor for the United States Army and the Civilian Sector, with over 20 years of pre-hospital experience, as both a Nationally Registered Paramedic and as a United States Army Medical NCO
The purpose of this lecture is to provide the foundation for civilian agencies to develop and institute multiple levels of medical response due to an act of terrorism, which often results in casualties. This outline will range from the development of training to educating immediate first responders, including professional first responders of all calibers; utilizing both lessons learned from current conflicts, as well as, the proven first response capabilities of nations who experience terrorist related incidences. The goal is to provide an agency with valuable information and tools that can be then utilized to develop a specific program to elevate an agency's level of response to any terroristic threat or act of terrorism within their jurisdiction.
McCreight spent 27 years of combined active and reserve military service concurrently with his civilian work in U.S. Army Special Operations and has devoted 12 years to teaching graduate school as an adjunct at Georgetown, George Mason and George Washington Universities in subjects as diverse as disaster and emergency management, strategic intelligence, nonproliferation policy, homeland security policies, terrorism analysis, intelligence analysis and assessing WMD threats.
Future threats to homeland security and defense will continue to originate in the hands of determined terrorists however the emergence of the 'strategic hybrid threat' which combines national, criminal and terrorist elements creates a unique opportunity for the eventual acquisition of new lethal technologies.
This new threat will have the resources necessary to execute sophisticated attacks without leaving identifying fingerprints. Just as we prepare for the onslaught of likely future attacks we must be ready for the unexpected as well. The growth of several major fields in advanced technology, together with their inherently dual use nature, means that several areas of research activity--genomics, robotics, neuroscience, cyber science--to name a few contain the potential for launching a new breed of weaponry in the period 2015-2030. Separately these areas of advanced science can pose risks but when deliberately combined they constitute new forms of WMD. The time to prepare for these threats is now rather than after their destructive introduction. Methods for defending against, neutralizing, and thwarting such new attacks are going to be critical to future security measures.
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See why The Counter Terrorist is already the favorite journal for many of your teammates. This magazine brings you writers with operational experience covering topics such as:
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