2015 MSPOA Convention
Convention - Tuesday Evening, June 9 - Friday, June 12 at 12 Noon
Vendors - Tuesday Afternoon, June 9 - Wednesday Evening, June 10
Hilton Garden Inn Missoula, MT
Post Certification Pending
Main Convention Training
The ranks of Americans who hate their government, spew vitriol at law enforcement and promise the destruction of the American legal system are swelling again. These individuals cannot be easily lumped into categories nor situated on the political spectrum. Demographically, they come from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds. What has unified adherents to anti-government ideologies for decades is the certainty that a war is being waged against them by an international conspiracy of ruling elites, foreign bankers and corporate tycoons. Indicators of this war are everywhere, everyone is in on it and nothing short of non-compliance, resistance through paperwork and for some, the violent overthrow of these various governing and economic institutions will be enough to liberate America from this malady. Dr. Jarret Brachman has been tracking these kinds of anti-government movements for over a decade, frequenting their online haunts and attending their in-person meetings. Brachman will explore the historical roots of this movement, discuss its contemporary manifestations and address the kinds of safety and security issues it raises for criminal justice professionals.
Dr. Jarret Brachman will teach the course. He is an internationally recognized specialist on violent extremist movements and counterterrorism. He currently manages the Global Threat Intelligence program at Wells Fargo. Brachman served as the founding Director of Research at West Point's Combating Terrorism Center from 2004-2008. He holds a Ph.D in international relations from the University of Delaware and served as a Fellow with the Central Intelligence Agency's Counterterrorist Center in 2003. Brachman's been called a "Laptop James Bond" by Esquire magazine and an "Information Warrior" by the Associated Press. He has provided training on Sovereign Citizens and domestic extremist movements to over 4,000 members of the law enforcement, first responder, court security and military communities since 2008. Brachman continues advising federal, state and local government professionals across law enforcement, military and intelligence communities as an Intelligence Community Associate. He has testified before multiple Congressional subcommittees, the British House of Lords and has been cited in most major global media outlets.
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