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FBI National CAAA Fall 2018 Newsletter

By on Oct 9, 2018 in Blog |

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...

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Advanced IED

By on Oct 8, 2018 in Blog |

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...

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By on Oct 8, 2018 in Blog |

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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Message from the Director

By on Sep 11, 2018 in Blog |

  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...

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

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

By on Mar 16, 2018 in Blog |

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...

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