Training Opportunities

  • January 5, 2013

ADL is the foremost non-governmental organization in the United States that offers law enforcement training on terrorism, extremism, and hate crimes.  In the past 10 years, ADL has trained well over 100,000 federal, state, local and military law enforcement officers.  Trainings are provided free of charge.

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  • White Supremacist Movements
  • Anti-Government Extremists
  • Homegrown Islamic Extremists
  • International Terrorism
  • Investigating Hate Crimes
  • Officer Safety and Extremism
  • Hate Symbols and Identifiers
  • Anti-Government Extremist Symbols and Identifiers
  • Radical Animal Rights Movements
  • Radical Environmental Rights Movements

ADL’s Advanced Training School (ATS)

Recognized as one of the premier counterterrorism trainings in the country, ATS is a three-day course for law enforcement executives and commanders on domestic and international extremist and terrorist threats. The training provides senior level law enforcement with the latest in expertise, information and resources to help them combat threats. ADL has been told that “this course will ultimately save lives.”

More than 800 law enforcement executives and commanders have graduated from  ATS since its inception in 2003, representing more than 225 different agencies and departments.  Less than 20% of applicants can be accepted to ATS, due to the demand.   

Law Enforcement and Society (LEAS): Lessons of the Holocaust

Run by ADL in partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, LEAS is an innovative and nationally acclaimed law enforcement training program.  Participants examine the history of the Holocaust and its implications for law enforcement officers today, focusing on the core values of American law enforcement and its role as protector of the Constitution and individual rights. 

Since its establishment in 1998 in Washington, D.C., more than 80,000 law enforcement officers have participated in LEAS trainings.  Federal agencies whose agents are trained in the program include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration, while local departments include the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department, the Philadelphia Police Department, and dozens more.  LEAS has also been incorporated into the curriculum of FBI National Academy, the FBI National Executive Institute, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar.

ADL’s National Counter-Terrorism Seminar (NCTS) in Israel

NCTS annually brings law enforcement executives to Israel for a week of intensive counter-terrorism training with briefings provided by senior commanders in the Israel National Police, experts from Israel’s intelligence and security services, and the Israel Defense Forces.  The program enables American law enforcement commanders to benefit from Israel’s counter-terrorism experience.

Seminar topics include: preventing/responding to suicide bombings and terrorist attacks; the evolution of terrorist operations and tactics; leadership in a time of terror; intelligence gathering and information-sharing; balancing the fight against crime and terrorism; and the use of technology in fighting terror, among other subjects.  More than 130 law enforcement executives have participated in NCTS since its inception in 2003, representing close to 100 different federal, state and local agencies across the country.

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