National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism
The National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) is a United States-based non-profit training and professional development center dedicated to improving the skills of police officers.

Role and focus

MIPT provides training to the 850,000 uniformed officers of US domestic police forces through its training model, Information Collection on Patrol (InCOPSM). InCOP is a series of workshops that enhance departmental intelligence capacity, both in traditional crime and terrorism prevention, by progressively improving the collection skills of the line officer, improving the quality, quantity and timeliness of reporting.

InCOP course offerings include InCOP 1 which highlights the importance of the line officers role in the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) Initiative. This offering includes the Hypervigilience ProcessSM, a way of scanning the patrol environment as well as The 2 Minute InterviewSM technique. In InCOP 2, participants learn the importance of cultivating community contacts. InCOP 3 begins an open facilitated dialogue between officers and crime analysts, while InCOP 4 teaches the evolution and changes of the terrorism threat, the current terrorist threat, terrorist tactics and operations and how to develop warnings and indicators as well as detect them.


MIPT was founded by the survivors and family members of the Oklahoma City bombing
Oklahoma City bombing
The Oklahoma City bombing was a terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. It was the most destructive act of terrorism on American soil until the September 11, 2001 attacks. The Oklahoma blast claimed 168 lives, including 19...

 in 1995. It was their intention to establish an institute dedicated to terrorism prevention. The first Board of Directors was appointed in 2000 by then Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating
Frank Keating
Francis Anthony "Frank" Keating is an American politician from Oklahoma. Keating served as the 25th Governor of Oklahoma. His first term began in 1995 and ended in 1999...

. The institute soon began operations conducting research and funding a wide array of projects, both hard and soft science, developing advanced tools such as explosive detection devices, and new work on the biology of anthrax
Anthrax is an acute disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Most forms of the disease are lethal, and it affects both humans and other animals...


In 2004, MIPT conceptualized, developed and launched three knowledge bases: Lessons Learned Information Sharing, the Responder Knowledge Base and the Terrorism Knowledge Base.

In 2007, MIPT became a national training center. MIPT’s training model and content is recognized by both the United States Department of Justice
United States Department of Justice
The United States Department of Justice , is the United States federal executive department responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries.The Department is led by the Attorney General, who is nominated...

 and the Department of Homeland Security as a part of the National Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative.

Mipt's Lawson Library

MIPT’s Lawson Library is building a collection of online law enforcement resources and already houses the largest collection of terrorism and homeland security related resources outside the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the research library of the United States Congress, de facto national library of the United States, and the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. Located in three buildings in Washington, D.C., it is the largest library in the world by shelf space and...


Electronic resources

The Lawson Library website offers remote access to databases, including full text access to journals and magazines from the Criminal Justic and War & Terrorism Collections; eBooks, such as The Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement, 21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook and The Encyclopedia of Intelligence and Counterterrorism; and thousands of electronic documents, such as the Fusion Center Resources, the FBI’s Terrorism in the United States series, The Law Enforcement Intelligence Guide from the U.S. Department of Justice, and reports and articles from the Director of National Intelligence. MIPT’s Lawson Library offers an on-line catalog of all physical materials and on-line checkout.

Physical artifacts

MIPT houses the Terrorism Memorial Flag. The flag is 63 feet (19m) long, 35 feet (11m) tall and contains the names of over 4,000 U.S. citizens who were victims of terrorism since 1970. The flag, and its accompanying database are housed on the MIPT website.

MIPT achievements

Incorporated in 2000 with funding through the National Institute of Justice
National Institute of Justice
The National Institute of Justice is the research, development and evaluation agency of the United States Department of Justice. NIJ, along with the Bureau of Justice Statistics , Bureau of Justice Assistance , Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention , Office for Victims of Crime ,...

’s Office of Science and Technology, early research focused primarily on technical and applied projects including: detectors for explosives and chemical and biological weapons; personal protective equipment; forensics; and critical infrastructure protection to name a few.

MIPT developed and provided oversight for three knowledge bases: Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS), the Responder Knowledge Base (RKB) and the Terrorism Knowledge Base (TKB).

Parent agencies and partners

MIPT is supported by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through a cooperative agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Association National Preparedness Directorate, Training Division.

External links

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