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Training a go, sheriff insists
by Donnie Johnston
A three-day counterterrorism seminar conducted by a controversial ex-FBI agent will begin as scheduled in Culpeper County today, even though a key agency has pulled its accreditation.
Mike Harvey, who heads the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy in Fredericksburg, advised Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins late Monday afternoon that no in-service credit would be given to the officers who take John Guandolo's classes.
"After careful consideration and consultation with other law enforcement agencies and academies having firsthand knowledge of this training, the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy will no longer be offering Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services in-service training credit for the upcoming seminar 'Understanding and Investigating Jihadi Networks in America,'" Harvey wrote in an email to the Council on American–Islamic Relations.
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