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UK Police Don't Have the Guns to Protect Citizens, Says Local Police Commissioner

November 20, 2015
When an Islamist outrage occurs on UK soil, as it inevitably will, our forces may have neither the firepower nor the numbers to overwhelm the terrorists quickly before mayhem occurs.

LAPD Heads to Paris to Learn from Terrorist Tragedy

November 20, 2015
Hoping to learn about ways to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks, the Los Angeles Police Department will send a team to Paris to meet with authorities there as they continue to carry out raids on suspected terror cells in response to the attacks that left 129 people dead.

Bratton: NYPD Is Preparing for Paris-Style Attacks

November 16, 2015
ISIS is believed to have used Sony's PlayStation 4 game console to coordinate the attacks. "We, law enforcement, can't see them. The have so many new elements coming at us so quickly we are moving really very fast to stay ahead of these developments," Bratton said.

New York City Joins Strong Cities Network Counter-Terrorism Program

October 1, 2015
The de Blasio administration said on Tuesday that New York City would join a Justice Department program aimed at rooting out terrorist recruiting efforts in the nation’s cities, even though its tactics have raised concerns among some civil libertarians.

Intelligence Committee Chairs: America 'Less Safe' from Terror

December 2, 2013
Interviewed on CNN's "State of the Union," Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she believed that there are now more terrorists with the technological means to carry out a bombing in the U.S.

Sovereigns Arrested for Plot to Kidnap, Kill Officers

August 23, 2013
Two sovereign citizens planning to kidnap and kill a Las Vegas Metro Police officer were arrested Tuesday following a three-month undercover investigation into the scheme.

National LE Museum Panel Covers Hanssen Spy Case

August 23, 2013
The latest panel discussion series event from the National Law Enforcement Museum will focus on the investigation of Robert Hanssen. It is set for Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. at the International Spy Museum.

Chicago Area Police Cancel Training Over Charges of Islamophobia

August 20, 2013
Suburban Chicago authorities canceled an anti-terrorism class over objections from an advocacy group claiming the trainer and his teachings are anti-Muslim.

Why Women Excel In Counter-Terrorism Roles

May 9, 2013
The different outlooks on life — and possible skill sets — that women bring to the table compared to men make them valuable security and law enforcement employees and leaders.

FBI: Oakland Man Wanted To Bomb Bank To Start Civil War

February 8, 2013
Matthew Llaneza hoped detonating a car bomb at a Bank of America branch would cause a civil war. He hoped the bombing would cause a governmental crackdown if it was made to look like it was caused by anti-government militias.

NYPD: Muslim Spying Generated No Leads

August 21, 2012
In more than six years of spying on Muslim neighborhoods, eavesdropping on conversations and cataloguing mosques, the New York Police Department's secret Demographics Unit never generated a lead or triggered a terrorism investigation, the department acknowledged in court testimony unsealed late Monday.

Gangs and Terrorism

May 24, 2012
We often focus on one puzzle piece rather than the whole puzzle. If we would slow down and step back, we might see the whole of our enemy's tactics and battle plan. This wider perception of problems enables criminal investigators to recognize trends, alliances, tactics, conspiracies and connections in the underworld. This is what is needed in the battle against gangs, cartels, and terrorists.

LAX Security Tightened On Anniversary of Bin Laden Killing

May 1, 2012
Security was expected to be on heightened alert at Los Angeles International Airport and other Southland airports for Tuesday's one-year anniversary of the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, and in response to reports that terrorist organizations may try to use surgically implanted bombs to bypass security checks.

G4S Technology Gains DHS Approval

April 25, 2012
G4S Technology's physical and electronic security solutions were again "designated" and "certified" as Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT) by the United States Department of Homeland Security.

ILEETA 2012: Shattering The Box

April 23, 2012
More than 740 of the best police trainers gathered last week for the annual training conference of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) in Wheeling, Ill., for a week that was packed with training, lectures and interactive classes.

Urban Counter-Ambush Tactics

April 14, 2012

The counter-ambush tactics discussed in this article will provide you with simple ways to respond to calls for service so that an ambush is less likely to occur. The tactics discussed are not super-secret SWAT or ERT procedures, nor sensitive military operations plans.

Battleground NYC: Countering Terrorism

March 28, 2012

New York City has long been a breeding ground for spies, saboteurs, and terrorists who view it as a top target. In his "Battleground New York City," Thomas Reppetto covers post-9/11 police strategies and recounts law enforcement's efforts to thwart terrorists and covert operators since 1861. Reppetto focuses on the coordinated efforts of the NYPD, Secret Service, and FBI to counter these threats.

Ghosts of SWAT Past, Present, and Future

December 15, 2011
As 2011 comes to a close, this would be a good time to reflect on SWAT's past, present and future (apologies to Charles Dickens). While we can't accurately predict the future, we can trace the evolution of tactical units from yesteryear, understand today's challenged, and perhaps glimpse tomorrow's trend.

Video: NYPD Can Take Down Terror Planes

September 26, 2011
The New York Police Department's anti-terrorism unit can take down smaller aircraft that would pose a threat to the nation's "No. 1 target," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told news magazine "60 Minutes."

NYPD's Counter-Terrorism Unit

September 26, 2011
In this "60 Minutes" profile of the NYPD's counter-terrorism unit, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly reveals that the agency has the capability to take down lighter aircraft. Read the full story here.
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