TPD Deputy Chief attends special training

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Updated: 12/07/2012 1:40 pm Published: 12/07/2012 1:38 pm

Deputy Chief Larsen, of the Tulsa Police Department, has returned from the Anti-Defamation League's Advanced Training School course on Extremist and Terrorist Threats.

Deputy Chief Larsen was selected to attend the course for law enforcement executives, along with 40 other chiefs and commanders of major federal, state and local law enforcement agencies across the country.

Deputy Chief Larsen is one of the more than 815 executives who have completed this training since it was launched by the Anti-Defamation League in 2003.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the foremost non-governmental authority on domestic terrorism, extremism, organized hate groups and hate crimes. ADL created the Advanced Training School to provide law enforcement from across the country with practical resources and information to help them fight criminal extremism and terrorist threats. The course provides them with information to help them prevent and respond to domestic and international terrorist threats. It is now recognized as one of the top counter-terrorism schools in the nation.

"This has been one of the best training conferences of my years in law enforcement," said Deputy Chief Larsen. "It was an honor to have been selected to participate, and the knowledge gained and contacts made will help me better protect Tulsa and our nation."

The training included participants from the FBI, United States Secret Service, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Coast Guard Investigative Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Central Intelligence Agency Threat Management Unit, and dozens of the largest state and local agencies from around the country.

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