Terrorism Institute and Milwaukee Police Join Forces for Next Round of InCOP Courses

(Oklahoma City, Okla., May 29, 2012) MIPT (Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism) and the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) partnered to provide InCOP 2, MIPT’s second course in the program series.

Trainers from MPD completed the one-day Train-the-Trainer course on May 3, 2012. The trainers will deliver the course to the 1,800 person department later this fall.

InCOP 2-Build a Base focuses on the technique of effective collection to help line officers engage the skills of identifying and developing human information sources within their jurisdiction.

“Milwaukee Police are taking their training to the next level,” said MIPT’s Training Director Charles Allen. “They’ve mastered the skills of what to look for and now they’re re-focusing on the basic skill of talking to people and, perhaps more importantly, listening to people. That is the type of community engagement that will make a difference in crime reduction and terrorism prevention.”

InCOP is designed to improve the fundamental and essential skill of information collection for uniformed officers. InCOP 1 concepts are reinforced by the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI).

Milwaukee PD delivered InCOP 1 training in the fall of 2011 to its entire department.

For more information on InCOP, please visit MIPT's Training Page.

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. www.InCOP.us


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