On-Site Training

The SLATT Program’s primary objective is the delivery of specialized terrorism orientation, interdiction, investigation, and prevention training to state, local, and tribal law enforcement executives, command personnel, patrol officers, intelligence officers, investigators, analytical personnel, and prosecutors. Each course is specifically designed to meet the needs of the target audience. SLATT workshops are delivered in close coordination with the United States Attorneys’ Offices, Regional Information Sharing Systems® (RISS) Intelligence Centers, fusion centers, and Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF).


SLATT partners with state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies across the country to deliver training. If you are interested in hosting training, please contact the SLATT Program for more information.

Training Formats

Every SLATT workshop is specifically designed to meet the needs of the target audience.  The SLATT leadership team works collaboratively with hosting agencies to identify terror-related concerns and training needs and then consults with the Program’s subject-matter experts to customize training to effectively address those needs.  SLATT offers flexible options for training delivery that range from two hours to three days. 
The Program’s most popular workshop format is the Specialized Training Event.  These workshops include stand-alone one- to two-day workshops and the provision of subject-matter experts for conferences.  SLATT staff members work with hosting agencies to identify subjects from the broad SLATT library of topics that address specific needs within their communities.  Focused Specialized Training Events are available to provide intensive training on the criminal elements of the sovereign citizen movement or to address the needs of specific groups, such as chief executives and command staff or campus law enforcement personnel.
SLATT offers an Investigative/Intelligence Workshop for law enforcement investigators, intelligence officers, and analytical personnel that includes a comprehensive array of topics inherent in the investigation and prosecution of terrorism and criminal extremism.
The BJA SLATT Train-the-Trainer Workshop assists agencies in developing in-house anti-terrorism training capabilities by providing quality instruction, takeaway resources, and access to a dedicated Web site to obtain current information to keep their presentations updated.

Training Topics

The BJA SLATT Program’s subject-matter experts have expertise in a wide variety of terrorism-related topic areas.  All SLATT presentations are developed and delivered by subject-matter experts with direct experience in the topical area.  Available topics include terrorism ideologies, intelligence/information sharing, cultural awareness, understanding and interviewing violent criminal extremists, investigative resources, and terrorism financing.
Terrorism Ideologies presentations explore the ideologies and motivations of domestic and international violent criminal extremists with discussions emphasizing the following:

  • Criminal threats
  • Case studies
  • Recruiting techniques
  • Investigative and officer safety strategies  

Available domestic terrorism focal areas include sovereign citizens and special-interest/single-issue terrorism and anarchist groups.

Available international terrorism focal areas include the Islamic State and radicalization.
Intelligence/Information Sharing presentations discuss the contemporary law enforcement intelligence process.  Discussions include the following:

  • Terms and concepts
  • Privacy and civil liberties
  • Resources
  • Intelligence file guidelines and liability issues  

Available focal areas include intelligence-led policing and intelligence resources in the prison system.
Cultural Awareness presentations provide information about Arabic cultures and customs that is valuable when conducting interviews or engaging with the community.  Discussion areas include the following:

  • Five pillars of Islam
  • Islamic holidays
  • Islamic religious customs
  • Muslim/Arabic name analysis  
Understanding and Interviewing Violent Criminal Extremists presentations provide tools to assist interviewers in preparing for high-impact subject interviews.  Discussions include the following:
  • Rapport building
  • Testing for rapport
  • Verbal and nonverbal methods to detect deception and overcome resistance
  • Techniques to break the interview impasse  

Specialized topics include intermediate and advanced interviewing techniques and understanding hate groups.
Investigative Resources presentations address a variety of current terrorism issues.

  • Recognizing terrorism indicators and warning signs
  • Detecting tactics of sovereign citizens
  • Preventing attacks against soft targets
  • Identifying indicators of explosives materials and chemicals
  • Detecting impostors and fraudulent documents
  • Understanding the use of social media by terrorists  

Specialized case studies including the Lockerbie bombing and the Beslan school attack.
Terrorism Financing presentations focus on common terrorism financing methodologies and offer ideas and tools on how to “follow the money.”  Discussions include the following:

  • Suspicious activity reporting
  • FinCEN and other resources  

Specialized topics include money laundering, alternative financial systems, resources within the banking system, and local crimes to finance terrorism.

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