US Border Patrol Sponsors Intelligence Training for Caribbean Cops


By: Jim Kouri, CPP

During the week of September 22 to 26, the Ramey Sector Border Patrol Intelligence Unit sponsored a training session titled “Threat Mitigation” among different members of the Caribbean Border Interagency Group and members of the Puerto Rico law enforcement community.

The Courtyard Marriott Hotel, located in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, served as the scenario for the training. Five instructors and observers from the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and the Joint Task Force North offered the training to 28 participants from Ramey Border Patrol, the U.S. Coast Guard, ICE Intelligence, CBP-OFO San Juan, CBP-OFO Mayaguez, Puerto Rico Police Department FURA Task Force and several Municipal Police Departments.

The week long instruction taught the participants techniques on how to identify everyday objects and situations that could be used by criminals and/or terrorist organizations. Instructors employed power points and class discussion to show basic theory of how terrorist organizations identify targets and exploit their weaknesses.

The participants were broken into groups and applied what they learned in practical exercises. The groups identified specific targets in the local area and planned how a terrorist attack could be performed. They were limited to guidelines and restrictions on the type of “resources” and “manpower” available to them. They were then allowed to research their targets to create a theoretical plan. This exercise helped to place the participants into the mindset of a terrorist, which led them to think more creatively and discover for themselves the possible vulnerabilities of their targets.

After giving a final presentation concerning the planned terrorist action, each group had to further discuss how the vulnerabilities that they had exploited could be remedied. This developmental approach was used on specific targets in the local area but the theories behind the exercise are universal and can be used to identify and mitigate threats to any type of person or location.

This training exemplified Ramey Sector’s unconditional commitment to the Caribbean Border Interagency Group by supporting joint training initiatives among its members and local partners.



Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he’s a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he’s the new editor for the House Conservatives Fund’s weblog. Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.

He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He’s a news writer for TheConservativeVoice.Com and PHXnews.com. He’s also a columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he’s syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. He’s appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com. Kouri’s own website is located at http://jimkouri.us

About The Author Jim Kouri, CPP:
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a columnist for The Examiner (examiner.com) and New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He's a news writer and columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he's syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc. To subscribe to Kouri's newsletter write to COPmagazine@aol.com and write "Subscription" on the subject line.
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