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Homeland Security course focuses on reducing terrorist recruitment, radicalization in jails

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division, in cooperation with Hays County, will host a full-day training workshop about how emergency and public safety managers can prevent terrorist and hate group recruitment and radicalization from happening in rural correctional facilities. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, May 30 at the Hays County Government Center, 712 South Stagecoach Trail in San Marcos.

“Prevention is just as critical to homeland security planning as successfully responding to an event,” said Eric Carter, CAPCOG Homeland Security Division director. “This course helps our responders and law enforcement officers better understand the nature of terrorist and hate groups and how to combat them.”

The course teaches elements for deterrence, intervention, and information gathering and sharing so emergency and public safety managers can institute planning and intervention methods to reduce threats from hate and terrorist groups that may have originated in rural correctional facilities. It builds knowledge around threat group categories, identifiers and philosophies, and focuses on a convergence of methodologies and the practices, policies, and conditions specific to rural correctional facilities.

> Register for the workshop.
> Learn more about the CAPCOG Homeland Security Division.

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