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CHDS Reaches Out to the Nation
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Sheriff’s research into Sovereign Citizens results in training initiative

Sheriff Michael Welch’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security master’s degree research as well as course papers looking into sovereign citizens ...more
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Alum plans workshop on church shooting prevention

When nine members of a treasured community church in Charleston, South Carolina, were shot to death following a prayer meeting in June ...more
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Speaker brings lessons of the disability community to homeland security

Growing up with a rare form of muscular dystrophy and unable to walk, entrepreneur Stacy Zoern faces obstacles most people do not even perceive. ...more
Out of the Classroom and into the World

Sheriff’s research into Sovereign Citizens results in training initiative

CHDS master’s degree thesis research and course papers have been applied in the form of reality-based scenario training for local law enforcement ...more

ELP duo collaborate on drone potential

A career firefighter and long-time aviation researcher who formed a team while attending the Center for Homeland Defense and Security Executive Leaders Program collaborated on potential of Unmanned Aerical Systems ...more

Polygraph thesis lives on in academic texts, additional research

As a polygraphist and police chief used his professional expertise coupled with CHDS research to examine how traditional hand-scoring lie detection techniques compare with what was called “Empirical Based Scoring." ...more
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Master’s Degree Program

Now accepting applications for Spring and Summer 2016. Deadline: Dec 1, 2015.
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Executive Leaders Program

(ELP) Now accepting applications for Spring 2016. Deadline: Jan 15, 2016.

Executive Education Seminars

(MET) Executive roundtable discussions for governors, mayors, and urban area leaders.

Fusion Center Leaders Program

(FCLP) A five-day intensive program for fusion center leadership.

Pacific Executive Leaders Program

A five-day intensive program for homeland security leaders in the Pacific region.

University and Agency Partnership Initiative

(UAPI) Institutions nationwide dedicated to advancing homeland security education.

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Non-credit courses derived from the Center's homeland security graduate curriculum.

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