Threats from homegrown extremists in the US are constantly evolving. In this segment, Betsy Brantner Smith and Henry Morgenstern discuss the awareness and indicators that local law enforcement should be on the lookout for this their communities.
From terrorist attacks to natural disasters it is incumbent upon local law enforcers to be prepared for a critical incident at any time. In this segment, Barb Harris outlines a response plan for emergencies.
Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down with Steven Emerson, the Executive Director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism. He discusses the research he has done on terrorist threats and explains the importance of training local law enforcement to look for key factors in order to be able to identify terrorists and let the proper officials know.
The most effective weapon that we have in the United States is the uniform roster that we have out on the streets. Ed Lovette talks about the ways in which we can provide patrol officers with the information they need in order to actively be on the lookout for terrorism. Officers on duty have to take a proactive approach while simultaneously using the reactive approach that is more common among patrol officers.