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20 Years After 9/11: Why Young People Should Never Forget 9/11
20 Years After 9/11: What We Can’t Forget
20 Years After 9/11: The Evolving Threat of Terrorism

20 Years After 9/11: The Evolving Threat of Terrorism

How did the fight against terrorism change for American law enforcement in the years leading up to 9/11? How has it changed in the 20 years since? And what can we expect for the next 20 years?

September 6, 2021

Police Week Vigil Honors 9/11's Fallen
Disarm Before Entering

Disarm Before Entering

Too many public facilities, including the 9/11 Museum, slam the door on armed officers with LEOSA carry rights.

May 3, 2018

What Are Our Priorities?

What Are Our Priorities?

As the White House commits to providing funding for 10,000 Syrian refugees to settle in the United States, the bill that funds the 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program for first responders has expired. How do 9/11 heroes take a funding back seat to refugees?

January 22, 2016

The Forgotten Fallen of 9/11

The Forgotten Fallen of 9/11

On Sept. 11, 2001, 72 officers were killed in the line of duty. But they were not the only law enforcement casualties of 9/11. Today, 13 years after the attacks, officers continue to die from exposure to the toxins that were released by the destruction of the World Trade Center towers.

September 29, 2014

Forgetting the Lessons of 9/11

Forgetting the Lessons of 9/11

Both the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense have made it clear that aviation security remains a top priority. So why has the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) decided to close down six Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) field offices?

May 15, 2014

Caring for 9/11 Responders

Caring for 9/11 Responders

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced its recommendation on Sept. 9 that 50 forms of cancer coverage be included under the James Zadroga Act.

October 10, 2012

Passing the 9/11 Health-Care Bill

Passing the 9/11 Health-Care Bill

Extending health-care screenings and treatment for the 9/11 first responders initially stalled because federal lawmakers who represented areas outside of New York believed it was a New York issue.

September 9, 2011

9/11: WMD Preparedness Now

9/11: WMD Preparedness Now

One of the reasons that agencies are more complacent about WMD training now than immediately after 9/11 is the economics of the issue. Training costs money and pulls officers off the line. Another reason that WMD training is unpopular at many agencies is that it's not by any means a pleasant thing to do.

September 1, 2011

9/11: Honoring the Responders

9/11: Honoring the Responders

The nation will be honoring the 9/11 dead, both civilian and public safety, for the next month or so. That's the way it should be. We should honor the Americans who died that day. I also think it's important to honor the first responders who lived through 9/11, who helped the victims, who combed the rubble, who saved lives and recovered bodies.

September 1, 2011

9/11: In Memoriam

9/11: In Memoriam

In all, 72 police responders from municipal, state, and federal agencies lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We would also like to pay tribute to all those who later succumbed to injuries sustained as a result of the terrorist attacks and working amid the rubble.

September 1, 2011

9/11: 10 Years After

9/11: 10 Years After

The ghosts of the Twin Towers and the victims of the 9/11 attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and on United Flight 93 still loom over law enforcement. They loom both as an indictment of the lost opportunities to have prevented 9/11 and as an omnipresent reminder of a need for vigilance.

September 1, 2011

Arab American Concerns

Fortunately, research and progressive thinking have yielded some promising practices for bridging the gap to the Arab American community. Many of these ideas are rooted in pre-existing community policing concepts.

October 1, 2008

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