Terror prevention offered
Yuma area law enforcement officers will be attending an anti-terrorism course Thursday that is designed to give local officers a feel for how terrorists operate.
The course is being organized by the Yuma Border Patrol Sector and will have instructors from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Arizona Police Officers Standards and Training office and local Border Patrol agents.
Each organization will bring its own area of expertise to the eight-hour course.
The FBI will speak about the history and present-day tactics of terrorists internationally and domestically, the Border Patrol said.
Also to be discussed is how terroristic activities relate to the daily workings of local officers and the Border Patrol will be instructing attendees on spotting false documents.
Local agencies scheduled to attend include the Yuma County Sheriff's Office, the Arizona Western College Police Department, the Cocopah Police Department, the Department of Corrections, the Arizona Department of Public Safety and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers from the U.S. Port of Entry at San Luis, Ariz.