The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is collaborating with the Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness at the University of Tennessee-College of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Florida-Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences, and the Regional Domestic Security Task Forces to offer these Department of Homeland Security (DHS) certified courses in Florida. The courses are open to all United States Citizens, and are free of charge through DHS grant funding.
PER 259 – Sharing Information and Intelligence Related to Food Importation and Transportation
A 1 day course designed to prepare participants to utilize and implement effective sharing of information and intelligence to enhance food safety and security related to food importation and transportation. It is targeted towards Law Enforcement, state Fusion Center personnel, emergency managers and responders, Extension, public health, food and agriculture professionals, transportation industry, and federal, state, local, tribal and regional officials.
· Thursday, October 13, 2011 in Tallahassee, FL with an hour lunch break at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, 2331 Phillips Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308.
· Tuesday, October 25, 2011 in Pensacola, FL with an hour lunch break at the Escambia County Public Safety Facility, 6575 "W" Street, Pensacola, FL 32505.
To register for this PER course or to get more detailed information, please click on the following link: http://flsart.org/mgtcourses/
If you have questions or comments, please contact John Burkette with the Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement, Emergency Preparedness Section at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
John P. Terry
Office of Agricultural Emergency Preparedness
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Office: (850) 245-1388
Prepare, see clearly and act decisively.