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IMA Webinar Broadcast: Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR)

February 15, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

This training is provided FREE by Los Angeles Infragard

The training will include guest speakers from the DHS (Protective Security Advisor Brian Keith), Los Angeles Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC) and the Vice President of the Community Security Initiative (CSI) at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles to discuss some case studies and the importance of SAR training for the private sector.

The objective of this course is to instruct and advise attendees on how and when to submit Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR). Instruction will work through the Nationwide SAR Cycle to assist with a description of the trained attendee’s role in suspicious activity reporting. Training will examine available resources, tools, and methods for submitting SARs, examine the observable behaviors that should be reported as SARs, identify the essential information to include in a SAR, and examine the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberty guidelines for SAR reporting. A section on how to write an appropriate SAR key elements to include will also be covered.

1. What is the definition of a SAR?
2. SAR statistics (local and national)
3. Privacy, Civil Rights and Civil Liberty considerations and guidelines.
4. The role of law enforcement and fusion centers in the SAR process
5. Background on the NSI (National Suspicious Activity Reporting) initiative.
6. Where do SAR reports go?
7. Key elements of reportable suspicious activities (indicators and behaviors)
8. Examples of indicators and behaviors (breach, misrepresentation, sabotage, etc.)
9. The difference between when to call 911 vs submitting a SAR
10. How to write a SAR (private sector) and where to submit it: (local: Fusion center, FBI, LAPD, LASD / Domestic: Fusion enter or local agency)
11. Case studies of SAR’s from the private sector

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Who Can Attend:
Open only to vetted InfraGard members.

Target Audience:
Target audience are Critical Infrastructure Protection and Key Resource (CIKR) Partners, InfraGard members, Telecommunication Operators, Crime Analysts, Criminal Intelligence Analysts and Fusion Center partners and law enforcement.