ADL Holds Third Annual Law Enforcement Training Conference


Contact:        Aaron Ahlquist

               or (504) 780-5602


New Orleans, LA, September 13, 2019 … Law enforcement professionals from Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana convened on September 12, 2019 for the Third Annual ADL(Anti-Defamation League) Law Enforcement Conference. Experts from ADL’s Center on Extremism and Civil Rights Counsel will provide timely training on the issues of violent extremism, hate crimes and other relevant topics.  This free training, made possible by a partnership with the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, took place at the Danna Center at Loyola University in New Orleans.


“In today’s polarized climate, we are seeing emboldened extremist organizations stepping into public spaces to push their messages of hate.  ADL strives to engage Law Enforcement at all levels to counter the rise in hate and bigotry in our society, and to counter extremism in whatever form it takes,” said Aaron Ahlquist, Regional Director of the ADL’s South Central office.  “We are proud to work closely with law enforcement to combat hate and make our communities safer.  This conference is a wonderful opportunity to engage law enforcement from the local, state and federal levels, to create important dialogues and provide information and resources for them to use in furtherance of this mission.”


ADL is the nation’s top non-governmental law enforcement training organization.  Every year ADL trains more than 14,000 law enforcement professionals on extremism, terrorism, hate crimes, and building trust in the community.  This conference builds off of the success of last year’s event, with expanded content and programming, and its impact will be felt widely for years to come. The conference was chaired by Sarah Rubin Cohen and Mallory Wynne, ADL board members, and will feature ADL top experts in the field.


As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Anti-Defamation League does not support or oppose candidates for political office.


ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate. More



Aaron Ahlquist
ADL Regional Director

South Central Region: Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas


Pronouns: He/Him/His


935 Gravier Street, Suite 1625
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
t: 504.780.5602
c: 504.352.2700



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