Question Description

After 9/11, several federal agencies were tasked with homeland security. State and local law

enforcement have a leading role in homeland security because of its presence in communities, and its

ability to gather information. State and local law enforcement also have a special role in terms of

recognizing possible terrorist activity, and coordinating preventative measures from multiple community

partnerships. Planning is a crucial part of the process. While the infrastructure is critical, symbolic

targets also have a special significance. Finally, all partners responsible for homeland security must

create a culture of information sharing.

  • What could the government do to ensure cooperation between agencies at both the federal and local
  • levels?

  • What progress has been made or needs to occur to add to the communication coming from our
  • agencies to the citizens so that both an understanding of what the government is doing exists and so

    that communities have buy in resulting in cooperation and participation in fighting potential terrorist

    activities within and outside our nation?

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