Prof. Gurulé Educates L.A. Cops on Counter-Terrorism

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faculty_gurule Notre Dame Law Professor Jimmy Gurulé, an internationally known expert in the field of international criminal law—specifically, terrorism, terrorist financing, and anti-money laundering—led a class on terrorist financing for a group of senior-level Los Angeles police officers earlier this month. Gurulé was invited to speak by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, which just established the Center for Policing Terrorism (CPT) to educate and assist state and local law enforcement.

According to the Manhattan Institute’s website, “The Institute is especially concerned that America’s 700,000 state and local law enforcement personnel be effectively integrated into the national terrorist effort. Accordingly, the Institute’s Center for Policing Terrorism examines core counter-terrorist issues confronting state and local police. The CPT leverages a network of world-class experts to help police departments develop faster, smarter, and more efficient counterterrorism capabilities.”

Gurulé has worked in a variety of high-profile public law enforcement positions including as Under Secretary for Enforcement, U.S. Department of the Treasury (2001-2003), where he had oversight responsibilities for the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Customs Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF), Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (1990-1992), and Assistant U.S. Attorney, where he served as Deputy Chief of the Major Narcotics Section of the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s Office (1985-1989). Among his many successes in law enforcement, Gurulé was instrumental in developing and implementing the U.S. Treasury Department’s global strategy to combat terrorist financing, and engineered the conviction of those responsible for torturing and brutally murdering a Drug Enforcement Administration special agent in Mexico.

Contact: Jimmy Gurulé, 574-631-5917,

For more information about Professor Gurulé, visit his faculty profile page.