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Law Enforcement Partnerships

Law enforcement partners at the state, local, tribal and territorial levels are essential to our nation’s domestic defense against terrorism. They are this country’s eyes and ears, and the first line of detection and prevention.

  • Expanding the Period of Designation of the 59th Presidential Inauguration as a National Special Security Event

    On January 12, Acting Secretary Gaynor issued a memorandum expanding the period of the 59th Presidential Inauguration National Special Security Event to begin on January 13, 2021.

  • DHS Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention and Protection FY2021 Budget Request Fact Sheet

    The President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Budget Request strengthens the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) prevention and protection missions.

  • Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking, the Importation of Goods Produced with Forced Labor, and Child Sexual Exploitation

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking, the Importation of Goods Produced with Forced Labor, and Child Sexual Exploitation articulates the Department’s long-term approach for combating these crimes and serves as a framework to prioritize resources and monitor progress. Additionally, this strategy supports the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, a Cabinet-level entity that coordinates federal efforts to combat human trafficking.

  • Acting DHS Secretary McAleenan Letter on Protecting DHS Law Enforcement Partners from Violent Attacks

    In the aftermath of recent violent assaults against DHS, including an attack on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in San Antonio, Texas, Acting DHS Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan writes to ICE personnel and all of the DHS law enforcement community to make clear that while peaceful protest is a constitutionally protected, time-honored American tradition, violence will not be tolerated.

  • Special Event Assessment Rating (SEAR) Events Fact Sheet

    SEAR events are voluntarily submitted special events, which are sent to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Operations Coordination (OPS) by state, local, and federal officials for a risk assessment.

  • S&T NGFR – Birmingham Shaken Fury Operational Experimentation

    For NGFR’s last operational experiment, the program has partnered with Birmingham-area public safety agencies in a HAZMAT and Search and Rescue incident response resulting from an earthquake scenario. This OpEx is affiliated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s 2019 Shaken Fury exercise hosted by FEMA and will focus on a simulated major earthquake in Memphis, Tennessee that will impact middle America including the state of Alabama. The OpEx is also an opportunity for Birmingham-area public safety agencies to enhance their mission capabilities in advance of the World Games which the city of Birmingham will host in June 2021.

  • Fiscal Year 2017 Strategic Action Plan

    Read how Blue Campaign and the federal government are working to support victims of human trafficking.

  • S&T March 2019 P25 CAP Advisory Panel Quarterly Update

    March 2019 P25 CAP Advisory Panel Quarterly Update

  • S&T Automated Driver and Responder Alert System Operational Field Assessment Report

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s First Responder Technologies Division initiated a project with the goal of enhancing roadway safety for first responders. Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) developed the Automated Driver and Responder Alert System (ADRAS) prototype to assist in reaching this goal.

  • DHS/ICE/PIA-049 ICE Parole and Law Enforcement Programs Unit Case Management Systems

    The Parole and Law Enforcement Programs Unit (Parole Unit) within U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations, owns and operates three case management systems: 1) the Parole Case Tracking System (PCTS) to process applications and monitor activities related to law enforcement-requested immigration paroles; 2) the S-Visa System for S-Visa immigration benefits; and 3) the Witness Security (WitSec) System to support the witness security program. These are collectively referred to as the ICE Parole Unit Case Management Systems. The personally identifiable information (PII) maintained in these systems is about: 1) aliens otherwise ineligible for admission to the United States who are paroled into the United States in support of law enforcement investigations and activities; 2) aliens either previously removed or currently in removal proceedings who apply for and/or are granted humanitarian parole; and 3) aliens named in applications submitted by law enforcement agencies for participation in the S-Visa and WitSec programs.