Annual Report shows Oklahoma City Terrorism Prevention Institute is Meeting Critical National Needs in Information Gathering

(Oklahoma City, Okla., May 23, 2012) Today, the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) released its 2011 Annual Report, an assessment of the agency’s performance.

The report confirms the Institute’s programs are effectively increasing the knowledge and behavior of law enforcement officers trained via its signature program InCOP (Information Collection on Patrol). MIPT’s training is designed to enhance the line officer’s ability to collect information.

“MIPT’s goal is to make safer communities through better information collection and sharing by police departments,” commented MIPT’s Executive Director David Cid. “The numbers prove we are making a difference and building more resilient cities. When our line officers are alert to signs of terrorism and traditional crime, how to report and how to move their reporting up the chain, we stay ahead of the bad actor. This is the essence of prevention.”

The complete report is available on the Institute’s www.InCOP.us website.
Highlights of the report include:

  • 1,000% increase over 2010 in the number of in-class participants
  • 48% increase in line officers’ ability to identify signs of terrorism planning
  • 83 agencies trained in InCOP 1 Train-the-Trainer

MIPT’s InCOP training program benefits departments by increasing the quality and quantity of line officer collection and reporting of suspicious activity that may indicate crime or terrorism planning.

About MIPT
MIPT is a training partner of FEMA or the Federal Emergency Management Agency serving the nation’s 800,000 uniformed officers and law enforcement leadership. Our mission is to enhance the public safety through training, professional development and education.

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Contact: Tamara Pratt (405) 278-6307 or (405) 760-2216, pratt@mipt.org

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