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Week 402
Sept. 11, 2008

Editor's Note:

As we pause to remember the heroes who were lost on 9/11, PoliceOne introduces a special web page in their honor where you can read some of the submissions we received when we asked PoliceOne members “Where were you on 9/11?”

In addition to looking back at where we were, we also look ahead to where we’re going. PoliceOne is always adding resources to support the counterterrorism responsibilities of U.S. law enforcement officers, and today’s P1 Exclusive, Counterterrorism on the front lines by Jim Glennon, regular news and analysis from Stratfor, and this feature on new counterterrorism DOJ's new rules — AEDPA, 12 years hence are just some of the resources you will find here.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

Surviving the Streets
Counterterrorism on the front lines
Immediately following the September 11th attacks in 2001, a block of instruction was added to the Calibre Press Street Survival Seminar by the venerable Lead Instructor Dave “J.D. Buck Savage” Smith. "Terrorism: Battling the War in America’s Heartland" was designed by Dave to bring the reality of the War on Terrorism to those who he believed would eventually be on the front lines of that war: America’s law enforcement community. ... Full Story
Editor's Corner
DOJ's new rules — AEDPA, 12 years hence
In late July, the Justice Department quietly unveiled proposed changes to rules governing the measures local law enforcement officers can take for intelligence-gathering in domestic counterterrorism efforts. According to a story in the Washington Post, the “proposed changes would revise the federal government's rules for police intelligence-gathering for the first time since 1993" ... Full Story
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Openness 'key' in balancing WTC memorial security

NYPD officers gather before Ground Zero to celebrate the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. New York authorities are trying to balance security measures and avoid invasive policing at the site of the WTC memorial.
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NEW YORK — Picture years from now, when hundreds of thousands of mourners and visitors enter the rebuilt World Trade Center and the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum, the 16-acre site's centerpiece.

To get there, they will navigate barricades, guard booths and security checkpoints and encounter law enforcement scrutiny. Michael Balboni, deputy secretary of public safety in the state's Homeland Security Office, said the redeveloped World Trade Center site will be "one of the most secure, private locations in the world" ... Full Story

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