BOSTON, Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mass. police chiefs, ranking officers, and private sector security will be briefed on new antiterrorism tactics known as Behavioral Detection to identify potential terrorists without violating civil rights or resorting to ineffective profiling, Jan. 12 in Quincy.
Organized by Protecting the Homeland Innovations (PHI), the program shows police how to quickly sort through thousands of individuals to spot the single, potentially dangerous individual exhibiting high-risk behavior. PHI trains Amtrak, NYPD, New Jersey Transit and other police, security, and mass transit agency professionals. (http://www.phitraining.com/training.html)
Coverage invited, journalist participation encouraged
Date: 10 AM – 3 PM, Thurs., Jan. 12
Participants: Police Chiefs, Lieutenants, & Private Security Managers
Location: Boston Quincy Marriott – 1000 Marriott Drive, Quincy
Late Registration: contact PHI at: 508-400-0265
Organizer: Protecting the Homeland Innovations, LLC, founded by Todd McGhee, veteran Mass. state trooper who pioneered post-9/11 security measures at Boston's Logan International.
Timely: Upcoming election campaign stops, primary voting and town hall meetings are opportunities for the high-risk individual to hide in plain site and challenge police to keep the public safe.
The seminar will cover Tactical Dialogue techniques in which police or security officers ask innocuous questions and look for subconscious responses or tells that indicate trouble.
Behavioral Detection includes learning how to spot the individual who seems to be oblivious to surroundings, taking orders on a cell phone or is out of step with surrounding activity.
"While rail stations and airports gets most of the attention, city and town police will benefit from knowing the latest anti-terror tactics," says Todd McGhee, founder of Protecting the Homeland Innovations, LLC, who created the program.
Says McGhee, "Behavioral Detection and Tactical Dialogue revive the lost art of policing – when the cop on the corner knew when something in the neighborhood just didn't look right.
SOURCE Protecting the Homeland Innovations (PHI)