Officer Sammie Wicks currently serves as a Crisis Response Officer with the Aurora Police Department’s Crisis Response Team in Aurora, Colorado. He has also served as a patrol officer and an investigator with this agency. Prior to serving with the Aurora Police Department, Officer Wicks served with the Memphis Police Department in Memphis, Tennessee.
He holds an M.A. in International Security from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver with a specialization in Middle Eastern and North African Religious and Political Thought. He also holds a B.A. in History from Rhodes College.
The casualties caused by armed violence in Mali have increased fourfold between 2016 and 2019, with young people being among the most affected by the situation. Insecurity, lack of economic opportunities, limited mobility and poor governance place youths at risk of engagement into violent extremism. Although many initiatives have been developed to prevent and counter […]
This report examines the social media shutdown in the wake of the Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka, and its impacts on journalists and post-incident communal violence. By highlighting the shutdown’s limitations, social costs and impact on misinformation, this report presents key recommendations for policy-makers, journalists and other key stakeholders. This report is part of a […]
As the final report in ICCT’s series on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), this report presents the key functions of SALW used by terrorist organisations as well as a synthesis of the main trends observed across the different regions in terms of acquisition, trafficking and use of SALW as a source of finance by […]