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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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December 03, 2014
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
December 03, 2014
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
November 15, 2014
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
October 30, 2014
Are the recent ‘lone wolf’ attacks a trend or an anomaly? Scott Stewart - Tactical Intelligence

Are the recent ‘lone wolf’ attacks a trend or an anomaly?

Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammed al-Adnani published a message titled "Indeed Your Lord is Ever Watchful" in which he encouraged jihadists living in the West to conduct simple attacks - Full Story
October 26, 2014
IACP Quick Take: How to battle cyber threats facing law enforcement Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

IACP Quick Take: How to battle cyber threats facing law enforcement

Back up your data and keep your training on cyber threats up-to-date - Full Story
October 25, 2014
IACP 2014: Building (and banking) strong relationships before the blast Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

IACP 2014: Building (and banking) strong relationships before the blast

This type of work has to be approached with a lot of finesse, and that it’s not easy, and that it takes time — most of all, it requires a lot of training. - Full Story
October 22, 2014
Terrorist attack in Canada shows limits of a persistent threat Scott Stewart - Tactical Intelligence

Terrorist attack in Canada shows limits of a persistent threat

Such attacks are a sign of weakness rather than of strength and highlight the constraints jihadist groups face as they try to project their terrorist capability in the post-9/11 world - Full Story
October 13, 2014
Responding to a chronic terrorist threat Scott Stewart - Tactical Intelligence

Responding to a chronic terrorist threat

It is important to understand that, historically, the success al Qaeda has had in executing large attacks is not due to the professionalism of its operatives and attack planners - Full Story
September 10, 2014
Why beat cops are key to domestic counterterrorism Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Why beat cops are key to domestic counterterrorism

Attacks funded and orchestrated by a transnational terror groups such as al Qaeda, AQAP, al Shabaab, and ISIS merit consideration, but lone wolves and the grassroots Jihad remain the biggest threat - Full Story
August 12, 2014
Prepare your SWAT team for a crisis on a plane Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Prepare your SWAT team for a crisis on a plane

Imagine the radio in your squad or on your belt suddenly squawks: “Respond to the airport — there is a man on board flight 111 who says he has a bomb.” - Full Story



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