Rose State College and the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) will begin certifying police in Counter Terrorism training starting this summer.
Workers install the granite panel, once part of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building destroyed in 1995 by a terrorist bomb attack, in the Professional Training Center at Rose State College. The panel announces that the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism is relocated to its new home at the college.
Through its partnership with Rose State’s Professional Training Center, MIPT will provide certificates in Counter Terrorism and Mastery of Police. Both certificates are in line with MIPT’s mission, established when it was founded in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995—which is to “enhance the public safety through training, professional development and education.”
"We have created a unified, thematic and integrated approach to the discipline of Counterterrorism that is intelligence centric and underpinned by a deep understanding of analysis, operational tempo and adversarial actions,” said MIPT Executive Director David Cid. “The student will build an intellectual framework for understanding and defeating both current and, of equal importance, emerging threats.”
MIPT recently announced its relocation to Rose State College from its original location in downtown Oklahoma City. The Institute also plans to develop academic programs within the college’s degree programs, including Cyber Security.
“We are excited about the partnership between Rose State College and the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism as several collaborative efforts could result in training and education for our students and community,” said Rose State College Dean of Community Outreach and Workforce Development, Dr. Bret Wood. “This new partnership between our agencies allows for a new level of service and educational opportunities for our students and our community.”
The college will begin offering the certifications this summer.
Sun, March 16, 2014
by Ben Fenwick