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FBI National CAAA Fall 2018 Newsletter

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White House AAPI Holiday Lunch The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Regional Holiday Luncheon was held on December 07, 2018 in Los Angeles. The lunch was attended by leaders of AAPI community, Kay Ko of the FBI, LAPD Assistant Chief Robert Arcos, and Congresswoman Judy Chu. Kay Ko and her hard work was admired by the Congresswoman and others who were attending the Holiday Luncheon. Board member Adnan Khan represented the FBI LA CAAA at the event. He had a chance to speak with Congresswoman Chu highlighting the hard work that the Los Angeles office of the FBI has done holding meetings with Asian Americans at the Federal building and also praising Kay Ko for facilitating the meetings between FBI and Chinese Americans and all AAPI members.     SFSAFBI Holiday Lunch THE FBI LA CAAA was invited to attend the SFSAFBI (Society of Former Special Agents FBI) Holiday Lunch on Dec. 7th, 2018, Granada Hills Ca. Stephanie Zimbalist, star of the TV series Remington Steele who is the daughter of the late Efrem Zimbalist Jr.from the TV series FBI was in attendance and played a recording from the her early childhood of her father singing a Christmas Carol in his native Romanian language. This event supports the US Marines Toys for Tot toy drive and the FBI LA CAAA was honored to attend.The Marine Honor Guard from Pasadena, CA were present along with Lynn Hylen and Jamal Khawaja, both alumni and chapter president. They were joined by current and past SACs,  ADICs, and ASACs along with many retired Special Agents.   Fall 2018 A Message from Our President Greetings,    The 2018 FBINCAAA National Leadership Conference was an amazing and special event that returned us to the city that hosted our very first FBINCAAA conference. With approximately 250+ in attendance, we spent 2 1/2 days living out the theme of being “Committed to Excellence” by participating in more training and networking than previous conferences, and by hearing FBI case studies like the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Mass Shooting and the Crystal City Public Corruption investigations. From the awards night in which several surprise trophies were awarded to various chapters for their programs and valued service to the FBI and their individual communities, to the best practices, chapter success stories, and brand standards sessions, to face to face regional chapter meetings, the overwhelming feedback was that chapters and individuals celebrated our service to others, learned more about how best to support the mission, and connected to their fellow chapter attendees to share fresh ideas and information that could be brought home to improve outreach and governance opportunities. While challenges remain, and there is much to do to serve the mission and honor the letters FBI that accompany our organizations’ names, I am grateful to serve with such dedicated and caring people who value others and make such a positive difference.   In service, Kevin Jensen President FBI National CAAA Leadership Conference 2018 FBINCAAA Leadership Conference: Committed to Excellence       The beautiful city of San Antonio, Texas played host to the 2018 FBI National CAAA Leadership Conference thanks to the board and members of the FBI San Antonio CAAA and their local FBI Field Office. More than 250 alumni and FBI personnel from across the country attended...

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Advanced IED

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InfraGard Los Angeles, Snap, Inc. & C-T Watch, Inc. Present: Advanced IED Recognition Course (A.I.R.-C) CLASS DESCRIPTION: Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s) have evolved over the past 15 years from crude pipe bombs to increasingly sophisticated devices. Both private and public entities need to keep up with the evolution of IED’s, responses and protocols. The briefing objectives are; 1). Raise awareness to new tactics currently utilized by terrorists and criminals in the use of various types of IED’s 2). How Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) works, 3). Pre-Incident Indicators (PII’s) and identification of potential device. TOPICS: 1. History of IED use against civilian targets (soft targets). 2. Recent case studies (from Aliso Viejo package bomb to the Houston TX serial bomber) 3. Types of IED’s from large vehicle IEDs, use of drones to deliver IED’s to personal implanted IED’s . 4. Recognition of various types of IEDs. 5. Response protocols (Do’s and Don’ts). INSTRUCTOR: Kevin G. Miles, FBI Master SABT ret. – Mr. Miles is a Lecturer at the Department of Fire Protection and Paramedicine Sciences, School of Safety, Security, & Emergency Management, Eastern Kentucky University. He has extensive experience in the field of improvised explosive devices and post-blast investigations. Mr. Miles retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after 23 years as a Special Agent Bomb Technician. For the past 3 years, he has been teaching pre-and post- blast investigation techniques as a government contractor to students from around the world. He has published numerous articles and research papers on the topics above and has received numerous awards from the FBI, local law enforcement organizations and the United States military for his service to the first responder community. Register for Morning Session Here Register for Afternoon Session Here Visit the InfraGard Los Angeles Website (U) WARNING: RECEIPT OF THIS INFORMATION CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS REGARDING ITS USE, HANDLING, STORAGE, FURTHER DISSEMINATION OR DESTRUCTION. AT A MINIMUM, RECEIPT ACKNOWLEDGES A COMMITMENT TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS PROTECTING PRIVACY, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND CIVIL LIBERTIES IN THE COLLECTION, USE, ANALYSIS, RETENTION, DESTRUCTION, SHARING AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION. This information is the property of the JRIC and is UNCLASSIFIED // FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY. This information may not be distributed to federal, state, tribal, and local government or public safety personnel on a need-to-know basis without further approval from the JRIC. This information is sensitive, and cannot be released to the public, the media, or other individuals who do not have a valid need-to-know, without prior approval of an authorized JRIC official. Precautions should be taken to ensure this information is stored and/or destroyed in a manner that precludes unauthorized access. You have opted to receive this email as part of your membership to the InfraGard Los Angeles Members’ Alliance. Be Safe, FBI SA/Coordinator Rob Smitka FBI SA/Coordinator Fred Simon Copyright InfraGard Los Angeles Members Alliance 2016 11000 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 1700 Los Angeles CA, 90024...

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Women in Law Enforcement Symposium and Networking Event (Monday, October 22, 2018) – https://wleooct222018.eventbrite.com   Free Advanced IED Recognition Course (AM or PM Course)– (Saturday, October 27, 2018) Morning Course: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advanced-ied-recognition-course-air-c-morning-session-registration-50879161943 Afternoon Course: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advanced-ied-recognition-course-air-c-afternoon-class-registration-50879237168   Young Leaders in Government Conference (Saturday, November 3, 2018) – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/young-leaders-in-governmentconference-tickets-50619822251   2018 FBI Teen Academy (Saturday, November 3, 2018) Location: Los Angeles Field Office  https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/losangeles/community-outreach-1 2019 FBI Teen Academy (Sunday, January 13, 2019)  Location: Milken Community Schools 15800 Zeldins Way, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (Students interested attending can email COS Eileen Clark at edclark@fbi.gov).         FEB Young Leaders in Government...

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“Saving Lives” Event

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Message from the Director

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  FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association     September 11, 2001 ~ An Important Day in American History.   We are passing along this special message from FBI Director Christopher Wray. We know that all our FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association chapter leaders and members will appreciate this opportunity to read what Director Wray has written below to us. Please give this information the widest possible distribution to your Chapter members. September 11, 2018 To All – We all remember exactly where we were 17 years ago, on that bright, sunny September morning, when the first plane struck the World Trade Center. We all remember how we felt as that dark day wore on – and as the days and weeks and months passed thereafter. That day – September 11, 2001 – is indelibly inked into our nation’s history. It’s part of who we are. In many ways, it has made us who we are. As a nation, as a society, and as everyday citizens, we’re more vigilant and more aware of the threats we face. We’re also stronger. We’re more resilient. And yes, in spite of all of our differences, we’re united in a common cause – to do everything we can to ensure we never have to live through another day like that again. Like the rest of the country, the FBI was forever changed by September 11th. As an institution, we look back on where we were that day and on how much has changed since then. Today, the FBI is in a much different – and better – place. We’ve changed in ways that have made us more forward leaning, more collaborative, and more agile. There is no “status quo” for us. We’ve got to keep moving forward; we’ve got to evolve to meet ever-changing threats. To do that, we’ve got to keep forging deep and lasting partnerships with our colleagues in law enforcement and in the intelligence community, and with our international counterparts. We’ve got to share intelligence and expertise. And we’ve got to stand together with the people we serve, with all of you – with community, civic, and religious leaders, CEOs and small business owners, teachers and students, and everyday citizens in neighborhoods big and small. We’ve all got to stand together so that we don’t forget where we are today, and where we need to be in the years to come. Seventeen years ago, first responders from every agency and every department, from every walk of life, poured into New York City. They showed up in Shanksville and at the Pentagon, ready and willing to help in any way they could. And it’s only now that we’re beginning to truly understand – and witness – the long-term effects of that work, and the full extent of the sacrifices all of our first responders made. In just the past six months, I’ve attended the memorial services for three FBI special agents who served as first responders in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. We’ve lost 15 members of the FBI family due to 9/11-related illnesses. And we’re by no means alone. Our brothers and sisters in law enforcement, firefighting, and first response have suffered devastating losses. And we all fear there are more to come. We grieve for the loss of...

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Active (PAR) Training: Preparation – Action – Recovery Shooter

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Active (PAR) Training: Preparation – Action – Recovery Shooter

InfraGard Los Angeles, the FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association, the Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center (OCIAC) & C-T Watch, Inc. Present: ACTIVE SHOOTER (PAR) TRAINING: Preparation – Action – Recovery DATE AND TIME Sat, March 24, 2018 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM PDT LOCATION Exact Location Will be Emailed to Approved Attendees Fullerton, CA United States Register   PART 1: PREPARATION, BY BOB DOUGHERTY, CIA RET. To address pre-Incident Indicators / behavioral indicators of potential subjects prior to a terrorist or criminal related incident & how to be situationally aware and prepare for such incidences. PART 2: ACTION, BY POLICE CAPTAIN RAY BOTTENFIELD (SME) WHO HAS BEEN AWARDED THE PRESIDENTIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MEDAL OF VALOR FOR STOPPING AN ACTIVE SHOOTING AT A SOCAL SCHOOL CAMPUS To address run-hide-fight options, the appropriate response for when law enforcement arrives on the scene, and active shooter survival kits. PART 3: RECOVERY, BY ERIK FRANCO – TACTICAL MEDIC (SME) WHO TRAINS MILITARY & LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN TACTICAL MEDICINE To address trauma and treatment post active shooting incident, use of chest seals, tourniquets and current industry standards for immediate care. Tourniquet drills will be part of the program. COURSE BENEFITS: Private and Public sector situational awareness. COST: $10.00 – Light refreshments & snacks provided. TARGET AUDIENCE: Private sector security, Public Safety (Law/Health/Fire), Terrorism Liaison Officers (TLO’s), Medical Liaison Officers (MLO’s), area stakeholders, Critical Infrastructure Sectors, and all InfraGard Los Angeles Members. Register   WHAT INFRAGARD MEMBERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS ACTIVE SHOOTER (PAR) CLASS: “It was great getting the Active Shooter perspective from someone who was deeply involved in a live incident. On hands medical training was fantastic.” “I feel this Active Shooter class was one of the best I have had the opportunity to attend. I also felt this class had some hands-on training. I would like to have more hands-on training if possible. Thank you for having this training”. “Far exceeded expectations (which were high to start with) – outstanding in every way!!! I plan on sharing this information with our threat management personnel and colleagues”. If you have any questions, please contact training@infragardlosangeles.org Registration closes March 22nd. Registration requests made after this time will not be considered. All guests must register on Eventbrite and be approved by InfraGard Los Angeles. Unregistered guests may not attend. InfraGard Los Angeles reserves the right to cancel any registration at any time or refuse entry of any attendee. Register...

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Human Trafficking event

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Infragard Los Angeles Transportation Flyer Human Trafficking

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FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association National Conference 2017

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FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association National Conference 2017 Sacramento, CA The FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy Alumni Association attended the National Leadership Conference in Sacramento last week. Left to Right: Board Members Issa Edah-Tally, Adnan Khan, Dean Cochran, President Michael Waiters, Chairman Tommy Papa, and Andrea Wilson represented the L.A. chapter Alumnus Tim Wong with retired FBI Special Agent Max Noel who arrested Ted Kaczynski. The FBI LA CAAA was awarded the Chapter of Excellence Award for the 2nd Year in a row.   The National Conference was a great way for our chapters to get together and share ideas on community outreach, communications, and how to better support the FBI in our areas. We had the opportunity to experience some amazing presentations from FBI agents who handled investigations ranging from the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando to 9-11 to our own David Bowdich who did a presentation on the San Bernardino mass shooting. There was a great deal of work to be done at the conference but we also had time to bond in the down time where we started making plans on how to improve our chapter. Look out for the official newsletter soon!...

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How to Help the FBI: Tips from FBI LA Ca

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The FBI or Federal Bureau of Investigations is a government organization composed of exceptionally talented people that aim to keep the country safe and rid it of dangers such as terrorists, criminals, drug dealers, and so on.  You don’t need to be an agent to help them, however. Like the FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy Alumni Association, or FBI LA Ca for short, you can help the agency in many different ways.   What Can You Do? Dealing with criminals or terrorists is very dangerous, so you should leave it to the professionals.  But you can do these: Regularly check the FBI Most Wanted page and memorize the faces and descriptions of suspects. Be conscious of possible espionage activities, like a person getting data without authorization, listening in to conversations or trying to get information on things they have nothing to do with, looking into trash, and so on. If you’re a programmer, you can help the agency break computer codes and viruses that could jeopardize security. If you suspect crime, the best thing to do is call 911 or the police, but if the issue involves possible terrorism, espionage, human trafficking, organized crime, extortion, and more, you can give the FBI a tip online or through a phone call. Remember, even if you stumble upon some suspicious people or activities, don’t try to verify it yourself.  Inform the authorities. Not putting yourself in danger is helping the agency, too.   Join an Organization You can also join a community organization that focuses on FBI-related matters.  The FBI LA Ca, for instance, is a group of graduates of an 8-week training course at the FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy Association.  They have projects that help in educating people about law enforcement, particularly about the FBI.  They also hold FBI-related events and you can also be invited to exclusive training...

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COMPREHENSIVE FBI INVESTIGATION

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Crimes which are committed that fall under the jurisdiction of the FBI, and particularly those involving terrorism, are a constantly evolving threat. Following the particularly brutal mass shooting in Orlando, the FBI is investigating every nuance into the life of self-proclaimed Jihadist, Omar Mateen to better understand his motivation, methods and tactics with a goal of improving profiling techniques and stopping future types of attacks, this according to a New York Times article dated June 14th by Matt Apuzzo and Eric Lichtblau. With up to 10,000 investigations taking place at any given time, the FBI is moving fast to get the upper hand.   Just as agents and agency policies adapt new strategies, so too is the syllabus for things taught to attendants of the FBI LA Citizens Academy. “If you see something, say something!” is a credo that has been helpful over the years since 9-11 but it is not the only arrow in the quiver of law enforcement or concerned citizens. Because Mateen had been the subject of not one but two FBI investigations but did not meet the criteria to be apprehended, particular interest in identifying any overlooked method or technique law enforcement might have available to better discern the genesis of his heinous act.   In his capacity as a security guard, Mateen was already a holder of both open and concealed carry permits. Such state issued licenses speed up the firearms purchasing process and tend to allay the fears of gun shop owners when selling weapons. While Congress pushes forward seeking to mandate a solution, the method by which to achieve such a solution dances about with highly polarized differences between gun control advocates and constitutionalists seeking to protect the Second Amendment.   Rest assured, enrollees at the FBI LA Citizens Academy will receive all updated information about the agencies missions as they become...

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