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Introduction to Terrorism

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Ann E Young
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The Introduction to Terrorism Workshop will define and discuss incidents that involve terrorism. The workshop is designed to inform and increase awareness through community connectedness. Various topics will be discussed which are the identification of terrorist groups. The use of explosives, weapons, and other violent means. The course will explore the actions of various governments and how they respond to such activity. This course will enlighten law enforcement and the community, and it will bridge the gap between law enforcement and community awareness.

Objective #1 Participants will explore a variety of issues related to modern-day terrorism and the U.S. responses. 
Objective #2 Participants will be able to recall prior knowledge about terrorism and violent extremism. 
Objective #3 Participants will be able to understand the underlying theories that explain the origins of extremist beliefs and how one should define “terrorism.” 
Objective #4 Participants will identify misconceptions about terrorism and violent extremism. 


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Captain Ann Young retired from the Los Angeles on July 13, 2016, after a 35-year career.  Captain Young was appointed to the Department in June of 1981.  She promoted to include Police Officer III (Training Officer) in 1984.  She worked as an undercover narcotics officer before promoting to the rank of Detective in July of 1988.  As a detective she worked 77th Area, Juvenile Division (Abused Child Unit), Robbery Homicide Division (Rape Special Section) and Internal Affairs Division.  Young was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1991.  During that assignment, she was assigned as a field supervisor in Central Area.  She transferred to South Traffic Division after her probationary period as a sergeant had ended. She was upgraded to Sergeant II and was assigned to Tactical Planning Section in charge of Special Events.   

In July of 1995, Young was promoted to Lieutenant, Her assignments included Hollywood Area, Pacific Area, and Transit Group.   In March of 1999, she promoted to Lieutenant II and was assigned as the Commanding Officer of Operations Support Division, Van Nuys Area.  In April 2000 Young was promoted to Captain and became the First African American Woman to be promoted to the rank of Captain in the history of the Los Angeles Police Department.  In 2002, Young was promoted to Captain II and was assigned to South Traffic Division.  As a captain, she worked Central Traffic Division and Detective Support and Vice Division.  Her last assignment was Central Traffic Division. 

Captain Young earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  She earned a teaching credential from the University of California, Irvine.  Captain Young earned a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). 

Captain Young is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy of Law Enforcement in Quantico, Virginia, in 1998, Class 195 Session.  She is also a graduate of the West Point Leadership Program and Supervisory Leadership Institute. 

Prior to her career in Law Enforcement, Captain Young was a teacher in Las Vegas, Nevada and Compton Unified School District.  Her field was physical education and coaching.  

Captain Young continues to play an active role in a number of civic, business and professional organizations, some of which include: 


  • Treasurer – Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives- LAPD 

  • Past Present, Los Angeles Women Police Officers Association 

  • Member, Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates 

  • Member, Oscar Joel Bryant Association 

  • Facilitator- Museum of Tolerance- Law Enforcement 

  • Adjunct- California State University, Dominguez Hills 

  • Adjunct- Los Angeles Southwest College 

  • Adjunct-The Chicago School of Professional Psychology