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Two New Intelligence Workshops in the Counter-Terrorism Workshop Series

19 July, 2012

On June 12 and 13, 2012, the National Center for Security & Preparedness and the New York State Preparedness Training Center delivered the next two workshops in the Counter-Terrorism Workshop Series: "How to Hunt" Criminals and Terrorists: The Actionable Intelligence Workshop and Counter Surveillance for Law Enforcement & Analysts. The workshops were taught by NCSP Subject Matter Expert Paul Smith and held at the New York State Police Academy. Forty professionals from the law enforcement, counter-terrorism, and intelligence communities participated in each of the workshops.

"How to Hunt" Criminals and Terrorists: The Actionable Intelligence Workshop taught participants tools for aggressively collecting and using actionable intelligence. The Counter Surveillance workshop built on the lessons from the previous day, discussing methods of surveillance that could be integral in identifying a terrorist threat. Both workshops recognized law enforcement's primary purpose of defeating criminality while trying to integrate their increasing role in mitigating counter-terrorism threats.