Slides from Iran Terrorism Course

Matthew Petti filed this request with the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center of California.
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From: Matthew Petti

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any slideshow, speakers' notes, or other teaching/presentation materials used in the advanced terrorism liaison officer course "Hezbollah & Iran—State Sponsored Extremism." The course was taught in March 2013 and September 2014, and may have been taught in subsequent years as well. See attached files for details.

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Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Matthew Petti

From: Northern California Regional Intelligence Center

The NCRIC is in receipt of your Public Records Act request.

Daniel Mahoney

From: Northern California Regional Intelligence Center

Mr. Petti—please find enclosed our response to your Public Records Act request dated July 06, 2020 as noted below.

Most Cordially,

Daniel Mahoney
Deputy Director & Privacy Officer
Northern California Regional Intelligence Center

From: Matthew Petti

Hello Daniel,

Thank you for your prompt response. I greatly appreciate it. However, just to be clear, are you claiming that there are no written or audiovisual presentation *or* teaching materials created for an educational class that NCIRC taught on at least two occasions? For example, have you looked for things like worksheets in addition to a slideshow?


From: Northern California Regional Intelligence Center

Good Day Matthew—The NCRIC has no document(s) responsive to your request. During that time period, the NCRIC contracted out all training to a third-party vendor. Their lesson plan would have to be approved by the California Peace Officer Standards and Training Division (POST) IF the class were to be POST approved. The lesson plan would also be the property of the owner (proprietor) –the one who taught the class. We used several vendors during this time period.

Daniel Mahoney
Deputy Director & Privacy Officer