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Title: Protecting Your Community From Terrorism: Strategies for Local Law Enforcement, Volume 1: Local-Federal Partnerships
Author(s): Gerard R. Murphy; Martha R. Plotkin
Corporate Author: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
United States of America
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 120
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
Washington, DC 20530
Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Washington, DC 20036
Grant Number: 2002-HS-WX-K001
Publication Number: ISBN 1-878734-78-4
Sale Source: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 930
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In order to be prepared for a coordinated response against terrorist acts, this paper presents recommendations, strategies, and programs designed to bridge the communication divide between local and Federal agencies
Abstract: The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) convened an Execute Session with a group of police chief executives, sheriffs, FBI agents, policymakers, and observers in order to plan strategies for strengthening local and Federal partnerships. This paper presents the major recommendations and findings from the meeting. Chapter 2 outlines the main themes and issues that emerged during the meeting. Seven priorities were described as most crucial to building a coordinated response from local and Federal officials: promoting effective local-Federal partnerships, security and information clearances, joint terrorism task forces, FBI strategies, intelligence, multijurisdictional information sharing, and training and awareness. The first priority underscores the importance of strong partnerships while the remaining six priorities focus on the specific programs and strategies that will help achieve local-Federal partnerships. The paper devotes one chapter to each of the priorities and presents the issues from differing perspectives, including the major obstacles to effective partnerships and recommendations for improving collaborations. Several sidebar articles are offered throughout the paper to enhance understanding of the issues at hand. The results of site visits are presented in order to illustrate collaborative problems and present solutions. The appendices include the FBI Policy and Guidelines, a speech by Edwin Delattre on successful partnerships, and a list of the participants and observers of the Executive Session. This is volume 1 in a series of papers designed to better prepare local law enforcement agencies for terrorist threats. References, appendices
Main Term(s): Police response to terrorism
Index Term(s): Federal government; Federal law enforcement agencies; Interagency cooperation; Local criminal justice systems; Local government; Police counter-terrorism training
Note: Downloaded May 8, 2003. See NCJ-207079 for Volume 2 and NCJ-207080 for Volume 3.
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