FBI conducts training with Rainsville PD

Pictured, from left, are Senior Resident Agent Tony Montgomery , Rainsville Police Chief Michael Edmondson, Detective/Training Officer Josh Wilson and Joint Terrorism Task Force Agent Scott Cockrum .

The Federal Bureau of Investigation provided training on Dec. 10th, 2020 to the Rainsville Police Department and surrounding agencies of DeKalb County.

Agents Tony Montgomery, Scott Cockrum, and J.R.C. Smith dedicated their time and resources to train and inform officers on two key areas on Wednesday, including Counter Terrorism and Cryptocurrency.

The subject of Counter Terrorism addressed the warning signs and indicators of Terrorist Organizations’ activities, which occur domestically or locally, and how officers can identify such people who may be involved in these activities.

The section on Cryptocurrency covered the use of electronic currency, such as bitcoin, which is used in illegal activity such as funding terrorist organizations, buying and selling narcotics, other illicit drugs, human trafficking, and other illegal activities.

“This was a great example of a cooperative effort to provide training to prepare and equip officers with knowledge and tools to help make our communities safe for all of our citizens, and for those who visit or pass through our great City of Rainsville,” Police Chief Michael Edmondson said.

The Rainsville Police Department thanked the agents for providing the training and 911 Director Sabrina Dobbins for allowing them to conduct the training at the DeKalb County 911 Center.

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