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The following are links to organizations and resources that may be useful in promoting, developing, and sustaining effective homeland security as part of a larger community policing effort.

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COPS Office, US Department of Justice

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is the component within the U.S. Department of Justice dedicated to the concept that trust and mutual respect between police and the communities they serve is critical to public safety. The COPS Office is a key resource for information, guidance, training and technical assistance related to all aspects of community policing.


US Department of Homeland Security

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is charged with the mission of protecting the nation from threats and responding to incidents ranging from terrorism to natural disasters. A cabinet level department, DHS is a vital resource for all aspects of homeland security guidance, training and technical assistance.


Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), US Department of Justice

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is charged with a variety of federal law enforcement and investigatory responsibilities including counterterrorism and counterintelligence. In order to further the mission of helping protect the community and businesses from the threats facing our nation, the FBI regularly publishes reports and publications on a variety of issues.


Information Sharing Environment (ISE)

The Information Sharing Environment (ISE) was established to works with law enforcement, public safety and a wide variety of federal, state, and local communities to improve the management, discovery, and sharing of counterterrorism, homeland security, and WMD information. Examples of ISE resources include detection, prevention and response tools such as terrorism watchlisting, person and cargo screening, and suspicious activity reporting.


National White Collar Crime Center

The National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) is a non-profit organization created to support state and local law enforcement in the prevention, investigation and prosecution of economic and high-tech crimes. As terrorism continues to evolve, the resources, training and assistance provided by NW3C are increasing becoming a valuable for homeland security initiatives.


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