CU Prof Speaks at NATO-Sponsored Terrorism Conference

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

Patrick Oliver, director of the criminal justice program, recently attended and presented at the Turkish Institute for Police Studies Conference on "Understanding and Responding to Terrorism: A Multi-Dimensional Approach." The conference was jointly sponsored by NATO and the Turkish National Police and was held in the Capital Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The goal of the conference was to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines, as well as law enforcement officials and other guests who share a strong interest in the question of terrorism. The conference participants worked together to identify the parameters, to improve cooperation among all nations, and to explore viable actions to counter terrorism. More specifically the conference examined three general themes in response to terrorism: 1) Terrorist Operations, 2) Policing responses to terrorism, and 3) the gathering and use of intelligence.

Oliver's presentation at the conference was on how pursuing law enforcement accreditation can help in the prevention, intervention, and response to a terrorist attack.The goal of the presentation was to encourage more nations to pursue international law enforcement accreditation to achieve operational and administrative collaboration and compatibility in combating terrorism.