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Emerging Issues: Complex Coordinated Attacks-Elmhurst College

Event Details

Location: Elmhurst College-Elmhurst, IL
Region: Mid-America
Type: Training
Timezone: CST
Start Date: October 24, 2018, 8:00 am
End Date: October 24, 2018, 4:30 pm

Complex Coordinated Attacks (CCAs) are the focus of our national security partners. A CCA is a synchronized attack conducted by two or more semi-independent teams at multiple locations, in close succession, initiated with little or no warning, using multiple well-trained attackers, and employing one or more of the following: firearms, explosives, vehicles, and fire as a weapon. It is a dynamic, complex incident that requires an integrated, unified response. These attacks are often directed at “soft targets” such as shopping centers, movie theatres, universities, and public transit hubs, with secondary attacks directed at first responders. Information is also given on how this issue affects institutions of higher education and the issue of extremism on college campuses. Resources and best practices are also discussed on dealing with this issue. This two-part course is designed to help officers recognize and understand the complexities, training, intelligence, resources and response to such events.

Presenter Bio:

Mike Clesceri is presently the Associate Vice President of Public Safety and Chief of Police for McHenry County College Police Department located in the Greater Chicago area. He has 30 years in law enforcement in Greater Chicago and Southern California. He presently serves as a member of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team, and is a member of several multi-jurisdictional collaborative efforts including, tactical training, complex planning and communication interoperability. He has presented on active shooter awareness and response, major narcotic investigations, and advanced tactical planning.  Mike has worked a number of assignments including: major narcotics; Asian organized crime; gang CAP and gang homicide investigations; organized crime/intelligence; and officer-involved shooting team.

Mike received his Executive Juris Doctor of Law Degree from Concord Law School of Purdue University, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. He is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff & Command, Harvard Kennedy School for Crisis Leadership for Higher Education in Cambridge, MA, Southwest FBI Command College, and FEMA Department of Homeland Security on Complex Coordinated Attacks in Emmitsburg, MD. He has participated in, and studied civil unrest issues, including the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, and more recently events of August 11/12 2017 in Charlottesville, VA. 


The training cost is $70 for IACLEA members and $150 for non-members. 


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