Counter Terrorism Information Officer Workshop Underway for First Time in NL

April 10, 2018
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

This week in St. John's, specialized training to inform on possible indicators of criminal/terrorist activity is being offered by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police – Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit. This is the first time the Counter Terrorism Information Officers (CTIO) Workshop is being offered in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The goal of the three-day workshop is to inform and educate first responders on key indicators of criminal/terrorist activity that might otherwise go unnoticed and unreported. Attendees include various government stakeholders, industry representatives and members of the RCMP and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

"Offering this training right here in Newfoundland and Labrador to our members and partners is a proactive step to provide education on terrorist activities and its indicators," said Staff Sergeant Steve Conohan. "The safety of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians and the security of our critical infrastructure are paramount – increasing knowledge and awareness of criminal and terrorist activities supports these priorities."

The mandate of the RCMP's Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit includes the investigation of drug and organized crime, economic crime and terrorist criminal activity.

Staff Sergeant Steve Conohan will be available to the media at RCMP Headquarters, 100 East Hills Road, tomorrow, April 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

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Contact information

Glenda Power
Director of Strategic Communications
RCMP NL
glenda.power@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
709-772-7334

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