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Memorial Institute For The Prevention Of Terrorism Moving To Midwest City

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A counterterrorism institute formed after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing is changing locations.

Officials say the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism is moving to Rose State College in Midwest City. The institute is now located in the same building as the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, which honors the victims of the bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

A press conference is planned for Thursday afternoon on the college campus in Midwest City.

The counterterrorism program trains officers to recognize signs of possible threats, as well as how to effectively gather information. Officials say the institute has trained more than 16,000 police officers since 2000.

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