The Sovereign-Citizen awareness training assists law enforcement in
the identification of Sovereign-Citizen Extremists and their fraudulent
financial schemes. The Sovereign Citizen movement is a loose grouping
of American litigants, commentators, and financial scheme promoters.
Self-described Sovereign Citizens take the position that they are answerable
only to common law
and are not subject to any statutes or proceedings at the federal, state,
or municipal levels, or that they do not recognize U.S. currency and
that they are "free of any legal constraints". The United
States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) classifies "sovereign
among domestic terror threats as anti-government extremists.
The training is comprised of three parts:
Sovereign Citizen Ideologies (specific to the Chicago-land
Officer Safety (car stops)
Encountering a Sovereign (eviction/serving subpoenas/liens
against property and officers).
• During the training, we discuss past violent Sovereign-Citizen
incidents, to include the Kane shooting, which took place in West Memphis,
AK in May of 2010, and other recent violent sovereign encounters.
• In addition to our block of classroom instruction,
we have added two practical exercises derived from traffic-stop dash
cam incidents and completed past Sovereign-Citizen Extremist Investigations.
Instructor: Dan Simmons, Special Agent, FBI
Agent Simmons has been assigned to Domestic Terrorism matters, to include
Militia, Animal Rights/Environmental Extremists. The past four years
Agent Simmons has investigated Sovereign-Citizen Extremists. These investigations
conducted involve mortgage fraud, bankruptcy fraud, and financial institution
for this class must be received by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of
the program in order to avoid being billed!**
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