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The State of American Law Enforcement - Stopping the Next 9/11

September 1, 2008

Experts say you deserve praise for being willing to withstand ridicule and even let bad guys win in court to prevent attacks. "If you ask me what law enforcement has done best since 9/11 is that they are stopping these plots in the beginning stages before they go operational," says E.J. Kimball, managing director of terrorism expert Steven Emerson's Investigative Project on Terrorism.

Have We Forgotten the Lessons of 9/11?

October 1, 2007

Baaah! Baaah! That's the sound of me once again becoming a sheep. I thought I had shed my wool back around 7:30 a.m. PST on Sept. 11, 2001, when I watched a second airliner slam into the World Trade Center.

Mobile Command: Better Than a Bread Truck

March 1, 2007

A conference on the threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction in 1998 convinced Sheriff Thomas Hodgson of the Bristol County (Mass.) Sheriff's Department that his agency needed to purchase a mobile command unit so all agencies in his county would be prepared for such an event.

Governors Named to NGA Public Safety Task Force

September 11, 2006
On the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on America, the National Governors Association (NGA) has announced the creation of a Public Safety Task Force in recognition of governors' evolving role and responsibility in enhancing the safety of their states' residents.

Tactical Preplanning

August 1, 2006

With an unlimited supply of public safety emergencies facing communities today, it’s never too late for police to plan ahead. It’s a simple but powerful precaution and one that more law enforcement agencies are taking to heart in the post-9/11 world.

Eyes Wide Shut

June 1, 2006

Many Americans have failed to learn the real message of that day. We were not attacked by a small band of zealots with box cutters but an ideology that still thrives in the world and must be defeated before there can be peace.

Patriot Act Moves Closer to Renewal

February 16, 2006
The Senate pushed the Patriot Act a step closer to renewal Thursday, overwhelmingly rejecting an effort to block it. Passage is expected next month for extending the law that was passed weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks as a weapon to help the government track terror suspects.

Gate Keepers: America's Airport Police

December 1, 2005

You don't have to be a frequent traveler to benefit from the skills of the airport police. Most people don't even think about the job they do. Maybe that's because part of their job is maximizing efficiency and making sure travelers get to their destinations with as little disturbance as possible.

Public Safety Searches

October 1, 2005

For at least 10 years, it has been clear that terrorists favor targeting transportation systems, high-density population venues, and symbolic structures.

Poisoning the Well

September 1, 2005

Quick. Short of a nuclear detonation, think of the worst possible terrorist attack that you can imagine.

Miscommunication Caused Confusion on 9/11

August 5, 2004
The minutes leading up to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 were ones of confusion among government personnel, according to a bipartisan commission report.

Be One of the Good Guys

January 1, 2004

We got so used to being the enemy that we didn’t know what we’d lost until the Fall of 2001.

How to...Start a WMD Unit

September 1, 2003

In the days following 9/11, many citizens wondered aloud if their local public safety agencies were prepared to protect them if their communities were attacked. Unfortunately, until recently, the answer to that question was often, No.

The Enemies Within

September 1, 2003

It seems a quaint idea now, but before 9/11, the leading culprits for launching major terror attacks on American soil were hate groups and other domestic terrorists. These people are flat dangerous, especially to law enforcement officers who might get in their way.

Preparing for the Worst

February 1, 2003

Less than two years ago, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) such as gas, viruses, and nukes were mostly the stuff of Tom Clancy novels, not the everyday concern of the nation’s law enforcement. But that was before 9/11.

Defense Dollars

October 1, 2002

Most cities and counties have increased police and fire funding since 9-11, but in many cases, budget bumps can barely meet newly established needs.

Sept. 11, 2001 Memorial

September 1, 2002

These officers died in the line of duty at the World Trade Center.

9/11: Port Authority Police Department

September 1, 2002

Thirty-seven. That's how many New York/New Jersey Port Authority Police officers came to work on Sept. 11, 2001, and never went home. More than 2 percent of the agency's complement of 1,400 was killed in the attack, and to add insult to extreme injury, its headquarters were on the 67th floor of 1 World Trade Center.

First NYPD Recruits Since 9/11

July 9, 2002
The mayor and police commissioner of New York City have sworn in the first class of NYPD recruits since Sept. 11, charging them with the difficult task of fighting everything from low-level crime to international terrorism.

TREXPO: Business as Usual

May 1, 2002

When the doors opened March 18 on TREXPO West 2002 at the Long Beach (Calif.) Convention Center a number of questions were answered. Tops on the list was how would the horrific events of Sept. 11 affect the nation’s premier show for tactical law enforcement officers?

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