Customs will learn law enforcement via satellite

Customs will learn law enforcement via satellite

Customs Service employees will receive law enforcement training via a private satellite TV network under a one-year, $1.1 million contract awarded to Primedia Workplace Learning.

Customs will receive programming from Primedia's Law Enforcement Television Network at 350 locations. The training includes techniques in critical emergency response, homeland security, safety and health.

Installing the equipment for satellite reception has been completed, according to a spokesman for Primedia Inc. of New York, the parent company of Primedia Workplace Learning. The contract includes programming from the law enforcement network, as well as Primedia's Fire and Emergency Training, and Health and Sciences Television networks.

The programming covers:
  • Law enforcement training, news and information

  • Antiterrorism and homeland security training

  • Customs' communications such as press conferences and live events

  • Primedia provides the law enforcement network to about 175,000 federal, state and local law enforcement personnel from 2,000 agencies, according to the company.

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