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Past Events and Projects

2009 Uganda Trip

In June, 2009, North Carolina Central University's Department of Criminal Justice led a delegation to the east African nation of Uganda in collaboration with the United Nations African Institute on the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders (UNAFRI), Makerere University, and the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ).

2008 Event Security Planning for Law Enforcement Professionals

The Institute for Homeland Security & Workforce Development hosted the Phase 3 pilot for this management and planning level course on June 17-18, 2008. The course is designed to introduce basic principles and skills associated with security for planned events in small communities and rural areas. This is a 16-hour course that reinforces the importance and magnitude of security planning required to execute a safe and effective event. The pilot was held in collaboration with Eastern Kentucky University at the RBC Center and had 30 students in attendance.

2008 Opportunities For Engaging Minority Communities In Securing Our Nation

On February 11, 2008, the NCCU Institute of Homeland Security & Workforce Development and Army War College sponsored Opportunities For Engaging Minority Communities In Securing Our Nation, a colloquium designed to explore opportunities to engage Muslim, Latino & African-American communities during the preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation phases of natural disasters and terrorist events. The program emphasized public policy implications for minority engagement. Panels included Muslim community leaders, public health professionals and law enforcement professionals. The public health panel was organized by the NCCU Department of Public Health Education. The 75 attendees and participants included representatives from the Pentagon, state public health, the Governor’s Office, all levels of law enforcement, the private security sector, community members and students. The luncheon speaker was Gerald Curry, Colonel, USAF. Col. Curry is the author of Striving For Perfection: Developing Professional Black Officers. Additional speakers included Faye Stone, Deputy Executive Director of the NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service and representatives from the Buffalo Soldiers.
The event was held at the Radisson, RTP and was free to all attendees.

2007 - Federal Law Enforcement and the Private Security Sector: Information Sharing in the War Against Terrorism

Stephen C. Miller, a former member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Raleigh, NC, retired counterintelligence agent in the US Army, and Institute for Homeland Security & Workforce Development partner, conducted a workshop sponsored by the Institute and NCCU's Department of Criminal Justice designed for law enforcement personnel exploring terrorist threats in the United States and abroad.

Engaging Minority Communities for Disaster Preparedness
A top priority for IHSWD is working with minority and underserved communities in order to better prepare them for disaster, strengthen response and recovery efforts, and ultimately, mitigate threats. In order to do so, the Institute:

  • Continues to facilitate research that targets minority community engagement.
  • Partners with leaders in disaster response and minority engagement such as Dr. John Cooper from MDC, Inc. who has recently completed a FEMA Demonstration Project that studied how to best mobilize marginalized communities for disaster preparedness.
  • Is working with North Carolina Emergency Management to increase minority recruitment for the emergency management workforce.
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