The Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism moves to Rose State College

The Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism announced on Dec. 22 that it will move to Rose State College in Oklahoma City.


The institute was created after the bombing of of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. Its mission is "to enhance the public safety through training, professional development and education" to police officers.


"We are so proud the Institute selected our college as its new home," Rose State President Jeanie Webb said. "As an organization that provides educational opportunities to the nation's first responders, the Institute will complement our lifelong learning mission. Our Professional Training Center already provides a broad range of professional development programs, and our new partnership will allow us to offer an expanded certificate-based curriculum to personnel who are so critical to ensuring public safety."


Rose State's Dean of Community Outreach and Workforce Development Bret Wood said the partnership will be able to give a "new level of service" and opportunities for education for students and the community.


The institute has plans to create a Master of Policing certification program for law enforcement officers. MIPT will also coordinate with the college's cyber security program.


Rose State College campus has a memorial to the 1995 bombing that has the names of the 21 people who died engraved on a granite panel that was part of the Murrah building.


"The charge we were given by the families and survivors keeps me working hard, despite any difficulties we've had," MIPT Executive Director David Cid said. "This is what we bring to the table. We bring the obligation to do the best work we can. Rose State is the perfect place for that."