Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement to Host Highway Anti-Terrorism Seminar
FRANKFORT, KY- Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) is currently hosting a Commercial Vehicle Highway Interdiction & Anti-Terrorism Situational Awareness Seminar and Workshop on November 14 through November 18, 2005, in Lexington, Kentucky.
This seminar is dedicated to providing Law Enforcement Officers with advanced training in highway criminal interdiction, specifically targeting terrorist and criminals who utilize the interstates and highways as their preferred method of distribution. The goal of this program is to enhance the capacity of law enforcement and security officials in preventing terrorists and criminals from utilizing commercial trucks as a weapon-delivery platform.
"Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement is dedicated to providing the best training possible in the areas if drug enforcement and terrorist prevention," said KVE Commissioner Greg Howard. "The more law enforcement personnel are familiar with terrorist activity, the greater the likelihood of interdictions before the incident occurs."
More than eighty law enforcement officers from eight states and representing nineteen different police agencies participated in the forty hour conference / workshop including guest speaker United States Attorney Gregory Van Tatenhove.
"The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky is pleased to join with the Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement in this outstanding training for law enforcement. The safety of our citizens depends upon the vigilance of the law enforcement community as it combats those involved in drug trafficking and those who use drug trafficking to raise money to further terrorism. We hope this training will help Kentucky officer in this ongoing battle."