Police and Terrorism

In line with Heath B. Grant

about Terrorism in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

Terrorism is not a new phenomenon to the world; however, following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, many people both domestically and internationally struggled with the search for answers to how this was able to happen. In its wake, law enforcement has been forced to reexamine its role in society as new questions surface related to the balance between public safety and security, the extent of collaboration with federal jurisdictions, the ability to mobilize community support for information-gathering and intelligence activities, and how to develop sufficient resources for both the detection of incidents and response to those that occur. Although the magnitude of the September 11 attacks created a sense of urgency and priority, the need for strategies and tactics to thwart terrorist attacks is not new to law enforcement officials.

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