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Terrorism Prevention and Response

Terrorism Prevention and Response

Because American cops are on the front lines in counterterrorism, the Terrorism Prevention and Response topic page is updated with news and information to protect the homeland from all enemies, foreign and domestic. From lone wolf domestic terrorists to radical Islamist jihadists, terrorism existed in the U.S. long before 9/11 and will remain a looming threat.
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Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger

Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger

Leaders demanded to know how a man with a violent criminal history slipped through the cracks and ended up in a cafe where he took 17 hostages - Full Story

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Can identifying mental illness stop terror attacks?

New studies have challenged several decades of thinking that psychological problems are only a minor factor in the making of terrorists - Full Story

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No terrorism link seen in NY synagogue attack

No terrorism link seen in NY synagogue attack

Man with a history of mental illness slipped into the headquarters of a major Jewish organization and stabbed an Israeli student in the head - Full Story

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Security v. safety: What cops should know about the encryption war Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Security v. safety: What cops should know about the encryption war

Should individuals be permitted to have a lock that no one but the owner may open? - Full Story

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New tracking tech makes IDing suspects in large crowds possible Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

New tracking tech makes IDing suspects in large crowds possible

Being able to follow people like this could be the difference between locating and disarming an IED, or dealing with an incident like the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing - Full Story

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Police: Austin shooter harbored extremist views

Police: Austin shooter harbored extremist views

Man who shot up downtown Austin and tried to burn the Mexican Consulate appeared to be planning a broader attack - Full Story

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FBI cautions military, police to be on alert for ISIS attacks

Advising military members and police to review their social media accounts to avoid posts that might attract attention from the Islamic State - Full Story

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Boston bombing victim going home after amputation

Boston bombing victim going home after amputation

Woman who had several surgeries before having part of her leg amputated was discharged Saturday and has vowed to run the race next year - Full Story

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Comey provides insight into FBI’s priorities at IACP Leischen Stelter - Education Issues in Public Safety

Comey provides insight into FBI’s priorities at IACP

The FBI is increasingly concerned with extremism spreading via the Internet and fostering homegrown terrorism - Full Story

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Lone-wolf terror threat focus of NYPD conference

Top police officials from New York, London and elsewhere met Thursday to share strategies for combating the homegrown terror threat posed by self-radicalized people - Full Story



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Terrorism Prevention and Response Columnists

Emergency Service News from the Emergency Response & Research Institute (ERRI) Emergency Service News from the Emergency Response & Research Institute (ERRI)
with Chief Clark Staten
The Counter Terrorist The Counter Terrorist
with Security Solutions International Staff