Law enforcement agencies across the world have multifaceted responsibilities–one of which is protecting their country and its citizens from external and internal threats. While every act of terrorism has a local element, the threat is often complex and involves multiple players. Likewise, it is best defended against by collaborative teams. Whether it’s analyzing areas of risk in a community, following up on a suspected threat, or performing any homeland security task, there are resources and force multipliers available to help agencies better serve their communities and countries.
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