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Course: Antifa, White Nationalists and Domestic Terrorism
Category: Investigation & Identification
Location: Somerset County Police Academy, Hillsborough
Attire: Uniform / Professional
This one-day training will provide law enforcement officers with an introductory overview of numerous domestic terror groups and criminally subversive subcultures which are encountered by law enforcement professionals on a daily basis. The course will provide a definition of violent extremism and focus on individuals and groups that attempt to advance social or political beliefs through force or violence and in violation of state or federal law. Movements and ideologies covered will include white supremacists, white nationalists, black identity extremists, animal rights and eco-terrorists, anti-government and other radical separatists groups.
In addition to the previously mentioned training topics, and due to several recent highly publicized violent protests and demonstrations, a large portion of the course will focus on Antifa/Anarchists and their current method of operation around the United States. Law enforcement will be taught to recognize criminal actors and understand the goals and desires of this often violent and destructive sub-culture. Current conflicts between white nationalists and Antifa will be covered at length, including both groups' savvy use of social media and frequent violent clashes in public space.
During the full-day training, law enforcement professionals will be educated on the First Amendment and the Constitutional protections afforded to all groups discussed. At the conclusion of the course, law enforcement professionals will be trained to identify violent extremism and discern between criminal activity and First Amendment protected speech and actions.  
Additionally, attendees will be able to:
    1. Recognize and understand the numerous criminal subcultures and extremist groups living and operating in their jurisdiction.
    2. Understand and predict the dynamics of encounters with the various criminal subcultures presented.
    3. Complete safe, competent and thorough investigations involving various criminal subversive groups.
    4. Define, explain, and train fellow officers on the tactics of various criminal subcultures and domestic extremist groups present in their jurisdictions.
    5. Understand the challenges presented by a popular and aggressive protest climate.
Cost: $179 All Students