DHS is fundamentally a department of partnerships. We are committed to ensuring you have the tools, resources, and support you need to continue doing so successfully. This guide highlights many of the resources available to law enforcement partners, including training and grant opportunities, to increase nationwide resilience to evolving threats.
State and Local Partnership
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas met with District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert J. Contee III today to discuss the ongoing coordination and partnership between federal, state, and local officials in the lead up to the State of the Union address, which has been designated as a National Special Security Event (NSSE), and reports of potential convoys that may be planning to travel to the National Capital Region in the coming weeks.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas traveled to Los Angeles, California to meet with state and local law enforcement and the National Football League (NFL) to review Department of Homeland Security (DHS) operations to help ensure the safety and security of employees, players, and fans during Super Bowl LVI.
DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis Meets with Officials in Puerto Rico to Discuss Emerging Threats and Opportunities for Collaboration
SAN JUAN – From July 25, 2021 to July 29, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Deputy Under Secretary in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), Stephanie Dobitsch, met with federal, territorial, and local homeland security, law enforcement, and emergency management partners in Puerto Rico to discuss priority threats impacting safety and security in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. State and local partners from the Department of Public Safety, including Puerto Rico’s Homeland Security Advisor (HSA), and the National Security State Information Center, discussed efforts to better integrate federal, territorial, and local information on threats to the area. The rise in drug trafficking, gun violence, and human smuggling were highlighted as key threats in the region. DHS and I&A will continue to strengthen the partnership and information sharing among federal and local officials to improve how threats are identified and can be mitigated.
DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis Convenes the State and Local Intelligence Council in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Senior Official Performing the Duties of Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) and Coordinator for Counterterrorism, John D. Cohen, met with the State and Local Intelligence Council (SLIC) in Washington, D.C. on July 20-21, 2021. This was the first in-person meeting since the pandemic for the council.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) supports DHS’s commitment to enhancing our collective ability to prevent all forms of terrorism and targeted violence. This newsletter will serve to update readers on news, events, and data related to our prevention mission, as well as our collaborative work with our many partners.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and a bipartisan delegation from the U.S. Conference of Mayors met virtually to discuss critical issues facing American cities.
David Pekoske, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, met with local law enforcement officials and the National Football League (NFL) to review Department of Homeland Security (DHS) operations to help ensure the safety and security of employees, players, and fans during Super Bowl LV.
Written testimony of I&A for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications hearing titled “Securing Our Communities: Federal Support to High-Risk Urban Areas”
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS ) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Acting Principal Deputy Under Secretary Brian Murphy addresses the current threat environment and how I&A shares intelligence with state and local partners to support their important work of keeping local communities safe.