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FBI veteran to give NDSU presentation

NDSU alumnus Heith Janke, a 15-year veteran of the FBI, is set to give a presentation in an emergency management class, "Dealing with Terrorism, Cybersecurity and other Emerging Threats,” taught by Daniel Klenow, professor of emergency management.

Janke’s presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. in Minard 230.He will be speak on the topic of “Changes in the FBI After 9/11.” 

According to Klenow, the talk is an example of how courses at NDSU address critical issues in society.

“After 9/11, the intelligence community, including the FBI, had to go through a major reorganization to address issues related to intelligence performance related to international terrorism. This included major technological changes to improve information tracking and sharing, large increases in intelligence analysts to implement the FBI mission expansion to prevent terrorist attacks as well as continue traditional law enforcement activities,” Klenow explained. “Emergency management and homeland security students will have an opportunity to learn about how these changes were experienced within the agency.”

Janke earned his NDSU bachelor’s degree in sociology with an emphasis in criminal justice in 1999. Prior to being sworn in as West Fargo police chief in 2017, he was an FBI supervisory agent. 

He also was inducted into the Bison Athletic Hall of Fame as a track and field athlete.

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