Our law enforcement partners at the federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, and campus levels are the backbone of our Nation’s domestic defense against terrorist attacks. They are this country’s first line of detection and prevention and are a vital partner in ensuring public safety in every American community.
To support these partners and carry out our shared missions, almost 90 percent of DHS employees are stationed outside of Washington, D.C. in communities across the country.
Homeland security begins with hometown security. As part of its commitment to hometown security, DHS continues to work to deliver tools, information, and resources out of Washington, D.C. and into the hands of our federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, and campus law enforcement partners.
Since it is vital that DHS law enforcement partners have the most current information on the tactics, behaviors, and other indicators that could point to terrorist activity. The Department continues to work to:
- Improve how it communicates and shares information;
- Enhance the kind of federal resources and support it provides through grants, training, and other means; and
- Strengthen its analytic capabilities to achieve better awareness of new and emerging threats.