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United States Attorney David C. Joseph Hosts Inaugural "Law Enforcement Forum"

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana

SHREVEPORT, LAFAYETTE, MONROE, ALEXANDRIA, LAKE CHARLES, La. – This week, United States Attorney David C. Joseph hosted the Western District of Louisiana’s first Department of Justice sponsored Law Enforcement Forum on March 10, 2020, in Shreveport, and March 12, 2020, in Lafayette, focusing on terror threat analyses, legal updates, training in federal criminal law and procedure, and information pertaining to resources and assistance available to Louisiana’s federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies from the United States Attorney’s Office.

Approximately 171 state, local and federal officers representing law enforcement agencies from across Louisiana attended. Speakers and panelists included United States Attorney David C. Joseph, Assistant U.S. Attorneys from the Western District of Louisiana, and law enforcement agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (HSI). The open-forum question and answer session panel of federal law enforcement agents and Assistant U.S. Attorneys was moderated by Alan Alkire, the Law Enforcement Coordinator for the Western District. 

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Updated March 13, 2020