Tactical Concerns: The Partnership between Gangs, Extremists and Terrorists.
By Sgt. Lou Savelli, NYPD (retired)
As our borders receive more scrutiny and terrorists develop stronger partnerships with gang members, criminal adversaries become more adept at countering law enforcement and military tactics. In light of the more prevalent threat from 'homegrown' terrorists, these adversaries may even come from within our own ranks or simply have an intricate knowledge of our tactics. American gang members, foreign terrorist and domestic extremists have been excessively infiltrating the ranks of our military for decades and, to a much lesser degree, the ranks of our law enforcement community. This exposure to 'tactical' experience and knowledge lends itself to bringing enemy combatants, whether gang members, terrorists or extremists, a step closer and more capable of defeating our tactical efforts.
Over the years, I have investigated or learned about many individuals who were actually gang members, extremists or terrorists who have been privy to military and law enforcement tactical information and training. These infiltrators were able to observe military or law enforcement tactics first hand, putting them to use against us. These examples show the deadly potential posed by gangs and terrorists.
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In response to numerous requests for DHS pre-approved gang / terrorism investigations training, GTI has teamed with Lou Savelli for the development and delivery of the requested curriculum. GTI is excited to work with Lou on this critically important and timely project and look forward to providing this training to agencies throughout the United States in the coming months. The initial course offerings will include both 3 and 5 day programs. Contact the GTI office at 803-259-1935 to inquire or add your name to a list of interested parties for course attendance.
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