Homeland Security Hosts Human Trafficking Symposium:
March 3, 2015 - Villanova University of Pennsylvania
Homeland Security hosted a human trafficking symposium for federal, state and local officials and prosecutors at Villanova University on human trafficking in Pennsylvania. Speakers took our guests through the process of sex and labor trafficking cases from investigation to prosecution providing valuable lessons with regard to recognizing the crime and effectively bringing the defendants to justice. The complexities of language barriers, foreign banking and currency exchange, illegal immigration and foreign government assistance in prosecutions were also addressed. The goal of this event was to provide advanced training and as a result the attendees could more effectively accomplish our strategic objective which is to enhance the interdiction and disruption capability as prescribed within the National Preparedness Goal. For each attorney in attendance the Continuing Legal Education Board provided six continuing education credit hours. Pictured is Zane Memeger, US Attorney-Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
"American Heritage" Prevention & Protection Tabletop Exercise for the National Constitution Center
February 26, 2015 - Independence Visitors Center
Homeland Security conducted a mass gathering venue tabletop exercise involving an active shooter scenario targeting the Independence Mall National Historical Park and National Constitution Center. The scope of the exercise covered federal, state, local and private sector, prevention, protection, mitigation and response activities to a multiple active shooter event. The purpose was identify existing issues and gaps for the deployment of personnel and equipment on the Independence Mall.