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The Office for State and Local Law Enforcement

The Office for State and Local Law Enforcement (OSLLE) provides the Department with primary coordination, liaison, and advocacy for state, local, tribal, territorial, and campus law enforcement agencies.

On the recommendation of the 9/11 Commission, Congress created the Office for State and Local Law Enforcement (OSLLE) in 2007 for two key purposes:

  1. Lead the coordination of DHS-wide policies related to state, local, tribal, territorial, and campus law enforcement’s role in preventing, preparing for, protecting against, and responding to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters within the United States; and 
  2. Serve as the primary liaison between DHS and non-Federal law enforcement agencies across the country.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary Department liaison to state, local, tribal, territorial, campus law enforcement;

  • Advise the Secretary on the issues, concerns, and recommendations of state, local, tribal, territorial, and campus law enforcement;

  • Keep the law enforcement community up-to-date on Department-wide activities and initiatives such as “If You See Something, Say Something®”, the Blue Campaign, Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI), and the Department’s efforts in preventing terrorism;

  • Facilitate conversations with law enforcement, to include national level law enforcement organizations, to ensure law enforcement equities are represented in all necessary Homeland Security issues and matters;

  • Identify and respond to law enforcement challenges that affect homeland security;

  • Coordinate with the Office of Intelligence and Analysis to ensure the timely coordination and distribution of real-time actionable intelligence and strategic information to state, local, tribal, territorial, and campus law enforcement;

  • Work with the Preparedness Grants | FEMA.gov to ensure that law enforcement and terrorism-focused grants are law enforcement informed and scoped to support current law enforcement specific challenges.

Law Enforcement Resources

The OSLLE has assembled a list of resources that can assist state, local, tribal, territorial ,and campus law enforcement in their efforts to keep our communities safe, secure, and resilient. The OSLLE Advancing Law Enforcement Resources and Tips (A.L.E.R.T.) Bulletins and other helpful law enforcement resources and tools can be found on the Law Enforcement Resources webpage. 

Contact Us Directly:

Email: OSLLE@hq.dhs.gov

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Last Published Date: November 10, 2021

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