An Introduction to the Sovereign Citizen Movement

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Bel Air, Maryland, May 14, 2013

Conference Restricted to Criminal Justice Personnel Only

Hosted by MAGLOCLEN and Harford County Sheriff’s Office

The "sovereign citizen" movement is a loosely organized collection of groups & individuals who have adopted a right-wing anarchist ideology originating in the theories of a group called the Posse Comitatus. Its adherents believe that virtually all existing government in the United States is illegitimate & they seek to "restore" an idealized, minimalist government that never actually existed. To this end, sovereign citizens wage war against the government & other forms of authority using "paper terrorism" harassment & intimidation tactics.

This training will cover the history of the movement, sovereign groups you may encounter, signs & symbols of Sovereign Citizen's, officer safety issues & what to do if you are a victim of Paper Terrorism.


  • Representative, Maryland State Police, MD

Training Times & Location

The conference will be held at Harford Community College-Edgewood Hall, (Entrance 3), 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, MD 21015.

Registration check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. with the training taking place from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


There is no registration fee.

Please download the registration form and follow the instructions to register.

Authorized electronic MAGLOCLEN/RISSNET users may register online at

For questions relating to this conference contact:

  • Terry Bannigan, Training Specialist, (800) 345-1322, Ext.1515
  • Karen Glatz, Training Clerical Assistant, (800) 345-1322, Ext. 1570