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Back to Archives | February  2012 Contents

Sharing information, especially potential threat-related information, is crucial to protecting the United States and the country’s communities from terrorist attacks. Agencies at all levels may have various pieces of the puzzle that, when put together, illustrate a real threat that the agencies may not have seen independently. There are, however, many different channels for exchanging information—both formal and informal—that can create confusion and increase the chance that essential details will slip through the cracks. Strong communication channels must exist to facilitate threat reporting and information sharing for terrorism prevention.
Cover photographs by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security.

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Protecting the Homeland: Focusing on Prevention and State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement
Local Policing: Expanding Reach with Limited Resources through Fusion Centers
Law Enforcement Operations Working Group Focuses Efforts on Resource Typing
Radicalization to Violence: What It Is, and What It Isn’t
Unifying Processes for Threat Reporting and Information Sharing to Prevent Terrorist Attacks
Closing the Case: Solving Violent Crimes Quickly and Efficiently with Public Records
IACP Foundation: Foundation Furthers Educational Pursuits of Law Enforcement Leaders
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