As part of the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City in April 1995, researchers and law enforcement officials have come to recognize the need for effective coordinated efforts in the fight against terrorism. Major situations such as a terrorist attack that require the needed services of various emergency agencies and other support services must have a well-coordinated crisis response system. Knowing what resources are needed during a crisis helps allow for better coordination and execution of such services when needed.
- In 5?6 paragraphs, address the following:
- What types of emergency and support services do you think should be considered first to be a part of a crisis response plan? Why?
- How do you think law enforcement agencies or support services fit within the crisis response system? Explain.
- What do you think are the biggest challenges for local law enforcement agencies regarding identifying and preventing potential terrorist activities? Explain.
- Have law enforcement capabilities been hindered or improved because of the implementation of U.S. fusion centers? Explain.
- From the law enforcement perspective, how do you think policing has changed over the past decade because of the terrorist threat? Explain in detail.
- Do you think that positive community relations are more important when heightened terrorist threat levels exist? Why or why not? Explain.