Police captain receives ADL anti-terrorism training for GOP convention
In preparation for the Republican National Convention next summer, Tampa Police Capt. Brian Dugan recently participated in a three-day Advanced Training School course on extremist and terrorist threats.
Dugan plans to implement the training when he serves as the commander of the Mobile Field Force in charge of managing and controlling the anticipated protest groups that come to Tampa for the convention.
The course, offered by the Anti- Defamation League (ADL) and held in Washington, D.C., is recognized as one of the premier counter-terrorism training programs in the country. It provides federal, state, and local law enforcement executives and commanders with resources for combating domestic and international terrorist threats.
The training featured briefings from ADL and other counter-terrorism experts, including a senior commander from the Israel Police. The program was attended by 36 commanders from agencies that include the FBI, CIA Threat Management Unit, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection National Targeting Center, and various police departments from around the country.
Dugan said the course offered “Some of the best training I’ve been exposed to in 21 years of law enforcement.”
The Advanced Training School has trained almost 700 senior level law enforcement personnel, representing more than 220 different agencies to date.