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.
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
In his last scheduled appearance before the House Judiciary Committee, FBI Director Robert Mueller said the surveillance programs have been conducted in compliance with U.S. law. (AP Image) 'We are exceptionally vulnerable'
As law enforcement officers, we need to concern ourselves with maintaining security for ourselves on duty, as well as off duty while we’re with our families. This is true whether or not the threat is criminals or terrorists. - Full Story
Police departments worldwide are benefiting as software and technology companies compete with each other to stay in top, as the latest innovations are being applied to forensics, crime scene investigations, and police safety. With developments like infrared-reading and GPS-tracking eye-wear, DNA-filled gun pellets, and portable body scanners, futuristic, movie-like methods of policing don't seem so fictional. - Full Story