1. A stream or bay leading inland, as from the ocean; an estuary.
2. A connection between a bay and the ocean; often called an “entrance”.
3. An opening providing a means of entrance or intake.
On The INLETS (INtel and Law Enforcement Training Seminar), much like the name suggests, serves as a conduit from federal resources and experience to the state and local agencies and stakeholder industries, much like an inlet connects an ocean to waterways and back bays.
The goal: Connect those charged with protecting our communities with the instruction to help them do so.
The singular focus is to further develop and support the analytical and investigative capability of law enforcement and private sector stakeholders in the greater National Capital Region, the east coast, and beyond.
The program is a collaborative effort of the FBI Field Offices in Washington DC and Baltimore, the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center (MCAC-the state fusion center), and the InfraGard chapter in Washington DC ~ the host and fiduciary partner. Homeland Security Today provides additional collaboration on themes and platforms.
The training topics are selected based on innovative investigative techniques, current threats, emerging trends, surveys, evaluations, and specific requests. Presenters are lead investigators and Subject Matter Experts from all levels of government and the private sector.
When possible, the INLETS provides In-Service Credits for sworn law enforcement and Continuing Education Units for private sector attendees.
InfraGard, a not for profit organization, is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.
Homeland Security Today: the premier news and information resource, elevating the issues that support a safe and secure nation. The contributors and editors are those who shape and implement the United States’ security methodologies, strategies and tactics. From policymaking in Washington, DC, to operations in challenging security environments, HSToday’s vast network of experts deliver the most authoritative, timely coverage of America’s efforts to address threats man-made and natural.
The primary function of the MCAC is to provide analytical support for all federal, state and local agencies involved in law enforcement, public health and welfare, public safety and homeland security in Maryland. It is meant to provide strategic analysis to better focus the investigative activities being conducted by law enforcement agencies within the state and to better enable public health and safety agencies to perform their important protective functions. By design, the Center is not an investigative body, but is meant to address a serious analytical deficiency in the state. In addition, the Center, through its Watch Division, enables public and private entities within our state more efficiently to receive and to disseminate critical information to other similar entities established by other states, as well as with any national centers created by the federal government, such as the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC), the DHS National Operations Center (NOC) and the FBIs CT Watch.
The training programs are offered in two formats, and available to all interested law enforcement, Intelligence entities, and InfraGard members who are Security Professionals:
This five-day conference occurs during the last week in June at Annapolis, Maryland. In 2015, it was also held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Focused on a bevy of topics selected to provide training, education, and development on investigating and analyzing violent crimes and terror threats, this seminar utilizes three formats of instruction: General Session and Focused Presentation topics, both are single focused delivered in 90 minutes to two hours. And Workshops, which provide a comprehensive study of a single topic over multiple days, like a mini-series.
Past presenters have included Capt. Richard Phillips, Tony Mendez (Argo), Roy Hallums, New Scotland Yard, the French National Police, Norway’s Delta Norde, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the White House National Security Council, the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, New York City Police Department, Los Angeles Police Department, Las Vegas Metro Sheriffs Office, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, John E. Reid & Associates, and other subject matter experts.
An 8-hour block of instruction composed of various presentations on pertinent, parallel topics. The same agenda is provided a number of times annually at venues from the Potomac River to the Delaware Valley. The Planning Team includes InfraGard, the FBI offices in Washington DC and Baltimore, the Maryland Coordination & Analysis Center (MCAC) whose goal is to supply leading-edge training to law enforcement, Intel entities, and private-sector stakeholders who are InfraGard members in good standing with a valid professional Security interest.