NSP Captain Attends Counter-Terrorism Training

(Lincoln, Neb.)- Nebraska State Patrol Captain Kevin Knorr recently attended the 22nd session of the Anti Defamation League’s (ADL) Advanced Training School (ATS) course on Extremist and Terrorist Threats. Since its implementation in 2003, more than 815 law enforcement executives have completed the training.

One of 40 law enforcement executives chosen to attend the training, Captain Knorr, 49, is a 26-year veteran of the Nebraska State Patrol and is Commander of the Nebraska Information Analysis Center (NIAC). The NIAC is responsible for providing analytical analysis of information on all crimes and all hazards encountered by citizens of Nebraska. The analytical work done at the NIAC is a collaborative effort of multiple law enforcement agencies to include the Nebraska State Patrol, the Omaha Police Department, the Lincoln Police Department, and the Omaha Division of the FBI.

Founded in 1913, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is the foremost non-governmental authority on domestic terrorism, extremism, organized hate groups and hate crimes. ADL created the Advanced Training School to provide top law enforcement from across the country with practical resources and information to help them fight criminal extremism and terrorist threats.  The course provides participants with information to help prevent and respond to domestic and international terrorist threats and has been recognized as one of the top counter- terrorism schools in the nation.

The training, which was held December 2-4 in Washington D.C. , included participants from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Secret Service, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Coast Guard Investigative Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Central Intelligence Agency Threat Management Unit, and dozens of the largest state and local agencies from around the country