Homeland Security Institute

Overview

The first educational program of its kind in Oklahoma, Rose State's Homeland Security Institute provides education and training in counterterrorism, cyber security, emergency management and utility security.

The first phase, Counterterrorism, launched in Spring 2015 with four online classes offered as part of Rose State College's criminal justice program.

Four more new online classes will be offered in the Fall of 2015 and Spring 2016 to complete the series of eight counterterrorism classes.  Each class is approved by the Oklahoma Council on Law enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) for 24 hours of continuing education credit. Classes may also be taken as non-credit/certificate based. Enroll now in our fall classes:

1st 8-Week Session

CTER 1113 #8556 - Introduction to Counterterrorism I
CTER 2123 #8557 - Domestic Terrorism Threat
BA 2093     #8571 - Analysis and Counterterrorism Practitioner (Listed in Oasis. Called Special Topics in Business)

Each class is approved by the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) for 24 hours of continuing education credit. Classes can also be taken as non-credit/certificate based.

While the Institute serves students and interested citizens with a series of for-credit college-level classes, much of its operation will focus on first responders, police and fire departments, the media, legislative leaders, the military, corporate security departments, and members of the diplomatic corps. The emergency management component will assist mid-level and senior-level first responder leaders as they plan, develop and sustain viable emergency management programs for the agencies and municipalities they serve. As a leader in water utility operator training, the college will also provide security and counterterrorism training for private and municipal-owned utility systems.

The National Security Agency honored Rose State College several years ago as a "National Site of Excellence" in recognition of the college's nationally prominent cyber security program. The CIA, FBI, NSA and the Department of Defense, among others, currently employ Rose State cyber security graduates. The cyber security program was recently made available as a totally online degree option. The Air Force Association also designated Rose State as a CyberPatriot Center of Excellence, one of only four such sites in the country.

David Cid, former executive director of the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) and retired FBI agent, leads the Institute. Ed Killebrew, retired Oklahoma City Police Officer and key member of the MIPT team, assists Cid in the development, implementation and management of the new Institute.

Contact

Ed Killebrew
Ed Killebrew
A Senior Fellow, Homeland Security Institute Workforce Development