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LCSO Lieutenant Robert Cook Receives Community Outreach Award

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Department: Sheriff
Release Date: May 14, 2014

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Jennifer Hillmann
Public Information Officer
Larimer County Sheriff's Office

Lieutenant Robert Cook

On Wednesday, May 7th, 2014, Lieutenant Robert Cook of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) received the Community Outreach Award from the Colorado Information Analysis Center (CIAC). The award was to recognize him for his efforts to prepare the agency and local volunteers for the 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Larimer County.

LCSO partners with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the State of Colorado Information Analysis Center through the Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) Program to deter and prevent terrorism and investigate criminal activity related to domestic or international terrorism. Increased security and training was necessary for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge due to heightened awareness after the Boston Marathon bombing, which had occurred just four months prior in April 2013. 
Lieutenant Cook was an integral part of regional intelligence meetings and multi-agency collaboration prior to the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, which came through Larimer County for Stage 6 on August 24, 2013. In addition to his intelligence and organizational duties, Lieutenant Cook was also responsible for the training of approximately 420 volunteers; training around 70 people in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and over 350 volunteers for the Estes Park/Loveland/Fort Collins regional area training. 
LCSO has several TLOs throughout the agency who are specifically trained in terrorism awareness, intelligence gathering, as well as suspicious activity reporting. Some of the duties of the TLOs at LCSO include training agency personnel, citizen awareness training, filtering potential terrorism related reports, filing reports with CIAC, maintaining constant contact with CIAC, as well as disseminating criminal and terrorism related information to the field units in Patrol, Investigations, and Jail Operations.
"Lieutenant Cook displayed exemplary commitment and professionalism while coordinating the complicated security efforts for the 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. We thank him for his dedication and are very proud of the recognition he has received for his hard work," said Captain John Manago of Larimer County Sheriff's Office.
Congratulations to Lieutenant Cook.
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