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.
James Burke of the Montgomery County, Ohio Sheriffs Department discusses both the Columbine and Virginia Tech school shootings and gives recommendations on how law enforcement can deal with these formidable foes.
The attack on Building 197 in the Washington Navy Yard underscores similarities in response for active shooter and terror scenarios, and reinforces the lesson that training should be multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional - Full Story
At least one gunman opened fire inside a building at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning, and officials said six people were killed and at least four were wounded, including a law enforcement officer.