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.
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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