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The prevention of and response to terrorism begin at the state and local levels. The State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) Program provides no-cost training and resources to state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officers, analysts, and support staff, who serve as the front line of defense against acts of terror.

The SLATT Program supports its mission by providing training opportunities that cover a vast opportunities through videos, podcasts, and online lectures that cover a vast range of concepts. Technical assistance will be available to agencies or organizations that may need supplemental support.

The SLATT Program is a Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) program. BJA, a component within the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, helps to make American communities safer by strengthening the nation's criminal justice system. Its grants, training and technical assistance, and policy development services provide state, local, and tribal governments with the cutting edge tools and best practices they need to reduce violent and drug-related crime, support law enforcement, and combat victimization. To learn more about BJA, visit or follow BJA on Facebook ( and Twitter (@DOJBJA).

BJA is building this critically important program by bringing together these strategic partners:

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The SLATT Program offers four specialized, training courses. Each course is tailored to the different roles in law enforcement and other state and local functions (law enforcement executives/managers; patrol officers/line personnel; investigators and analysts; Academy Staff and Field Trainers) who play key roles in terrorism prevention and response. All SLATT Program training is developed by national subject matter experts with years of experience in the field of law enforcement and counterterrorism. This dynamic training is available at no cost through funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

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The SLATT Program supports the SLATT law enforcement community with a vast array of resources, to include videos, podcasts, recorded lectures, on demand webinars, and other products that highlight current research and subject-matter expert (SME) perspectives regarding terrorism and targeted violence. These resources are multi-use, suitable for individual officers, during roll call, or larger group settings to include basic academy and in-service training.

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Technical Assistance

The SLATT Program offers technical assistance to law enforcement agencies that require customized support to address specific training needs. Technical assistance ranges from consultation to specialized training development and supporting larger strategic initiatives. If you are interested in receiving technical assistance, please use the button to Contact Us.

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