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:
- 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
- Serve as the primary liaison between DHS and non-Federal law enforcement agencies across the country.
- 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;
- 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 intelligence and strategic information to state, local, tribal, territorial, and campus law enforcement;
- Work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure that law enforcement and terrorism-focused grants to state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies are appropriately focused on terrorism prevention activities.
Law Enforcement Resources
The OSLLE has assembled a list of resources that can assist state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement in their efforts to keep our communities safe, secure, and resilient. The DHS State and Local Law Enforcement Resource Catalog and other helpful tools can be found in the Law Enforcement Resources section.