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Metro Newsroom

Terrorism Awareness Training

Thursday June 3, 2004

Contact: Helene Kramer
Director of Public Information
(502) 574-7762

                                        Terrorism Awareness Training

(June 3, 2004) -- The Louisville Metro Police Department Citizens' police Academy Alumni is hosting a Terrorism Awareness Training workshop tonight for members of the community.

The session at the Louisville Metro Police Department is one of several Terrorism Awareness Training workshops being held across the state of Kentucky at various times. Citizens who take the class will learn about terrorism in general, and how to detect and report suspected targets, as well as suspicious activities.

To bring this training to our citizens, LMPD and its Citizens' Police Academy Alumni partnered with the Regional Community Policing Institute (RCPI) at Eastern Kentucky University. Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Lt. John Mills, who is LMPD's instructor for the workshop, has been certified to teach by the RCPI.

"By disseminating a consistent message on how citizens can help prevent terrorism and crime in their communities, we hope to enhance neighborhood security, heighten individual citizen's powers of observation and encourage mutual assistance and concern among neighbors," says Cindy Shain, associate director of the RCPI. Shain hopes that up to 10,000 Kentuckians will be trained during the duration of the grant program, which ends at the end of September.

The Terrorism Awareness Training workshop in Louisville is being held at the Louisville Metro Police Department Suburban Headquarters, 768 Barret Avenue, Basement Conference Room, beginning at 6:30 pm.