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Memorial Institute for Prevention of Terrorism gets $2M contract

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism announced the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded the Institute a contract to continue its police training program, Information Collection on Patrol.

The MIPT has been awarded a $2.2 million contract for the police training. 

The DHS/FEMA contract will support the Institute’s program delivery to state, local and tribal law enforcement line officers.

“The Institute is pleased to be awarded this contract to continue improving line officers’ abilities to recognize and report suspicious activity,” Executive Director David Cid said. “There are 800,000 officers on patrol in the United States and each one of them makes a difference daily with every traffic stop and community interaction.”

The Information Collection on Patrol course highlights the value of information collection and proper reporting by line officers.

From Oct. 2011 to Sept. 2012, the Institute trained nearly 4,600 students across the nation in places including: 

  —  Dallas County Sheriff’s Office
  —  Metro Nashville Police Department
  —  Kansas Highway Patrol
  —  Nassau County Police Department
  —  Raleigh Police Department 

About Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism:

The Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security training partner serving the nation’s 800,000 uniformed officers and law enforcement leadership.

Their mission is to enhance the public safety through training, professional development and education under the Institute’s Homeland Security National Training Program Cooperative Agreement/Contract with the Information Collection on Patrol training program.