- This event has passed.
2018 Distinguished Service Awards
December 7, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Friday, December 7, 2018
Missouri, Southern Illinois, Eastern Kansas
presents the 2018 Distinguished Service Awards for Law Enforcement
In recognition of significant contributions in preventing and/or responding to an ideologically motivated crime, involving domestic or international terrorism, hate or bias motivated activity or in the promotion of civil rights
Capitol Plaza Hotel, 415 West McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101
10:30 am – Noon, Breakfast and Program
Special Guest: George Selim, Senior Vice President, Programs, ADL
George Selim, currently SVP Programs for ADL, was the first Director of the Office for Community Partnerships at the Department of Homeland Security. He led the CVE Task Force to coordinate government efforts and partnerships to prevent violent extremism in the US. He also served on the National Security Council Staff as Director for Community Partnerships concentrating on efforts to prevent violent extremism, building community resilience against transnational gangs, and developing a global network of governmental and civil society leaders to address critical national security priorities. Mr. Selim was Senior Policy Adviser at the DHS Office for Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, advising leadership on policy at the intersection of civil liberties and homeland security. Mr. Selim has also worked at the U.S. Department of Justice, the Arab American Institute, and with AmeriCorps. Mr. Selim is a commissioned officer in the United States Navy Reserve and holds a MA from Georgetown University and BA from Walsh University.
Regional ADL-Law Enforcement Partnership
ADL is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected civil rights organizations. Founded in 1913, ADL knows one of its most valued partners in efforts to fight bigotry is America’s law enforcement community. We recognize that policing plays a crucial role in keeping this region safe and moreover, protects democracy for all.
- ADL monitors and researches extremists, groups, movements and individuals and uses that information to help law enforcement address community problems caused by extremists.
- ADL is the largest non-governmental organization offering law enforcement agencies programs on domestic and international terrorism, extremism and hate/bias crime. ADL’s presentations are flexible to fit the needs of the great variety of law enforcement agencies in the region.
- Specific programs in which Missouri and Southern Illinois LE representatives engage include:
- Law Enforcement and Society: Lessons of the Holocaust at the St. Louis Holocaust Museum
- ADL Advanced Training School (ATS) in Washington, DC
- ADL’s National Counter-Terrorism Seminar (NCTS) in Israel
- Managing Implicit Bias for Law Enforcement
- General program presentations on Midwest extremism
For information about nominating an officer, investigator or prosecutor or for information about the event costs and sponsorships, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 314-627-1330