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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.

  • 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.

  • S&T Behavior Detection Visual Search Task Analysis Project Visual Search Battery Report

    Approximately 1.2 million people fly within the United States every day. To keep these passengers safe, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employs a multilayer security system to ensure that the traveling public and the nation’s transportation systems are protected. The Behavior Detection (BD) program serves an essential function in this multilayered security approach. Unique from other security capabilities within the TSA security system, the BD program, which was previously reserved for Behavior Detection Officers (BDOs) but is now comprised of Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) as well, trains officers to identify anomalous behaviors by observing passengers and comparing what they see to an established behavioral baseline. The goal of the program is to identify high-risk travelers and subject them to additional screening. This report describes the results of an empirical study that addressed these research goals and furthered DHS S&T’s understanding of the visual search process required for successful BD performance.

  • S&T Activation of Body-Worn Cameras without Responder Manipulation Operational Field Assessment Report

    Hitron Technologies Inc. (Hitron) developed the body-worn camera prototypes that were assessed during this operational field assessment (OFA) to address these limitations for U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) First Responder Technologies Division (R-Tech).

  • S&T First Responder Infographic

    DHS S&T works closely with first responders, academia, research and development organizations, industry, innovators and venture capitalists to use science to help strengthen our first responders and the nation. Check out our infographic to learn more on how S&T is helping protect our homeland.

  • S&T FRG AMBER Final Report

    This report documents the Advanced Multi-threat Base Ensemble for Responders (AMBER) research conducted by the Textile Protection and Comfort Center (T-PACC) within the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University (NC State) between September 2014 and December 2017. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)  sponsored T-PACC to develop an advanced multi-threat garment for first responders.

  • S&T FRG Terrorist Attacks in the U.S Between 1970 and 2013: Data from the Global Terrorism Database Overview

    START’s Global Terrorism Database (GTD) contains information on more than 125,000 domestic and international terrorist attacks that occurred between 1970 and 2013. Collectively, these attacks have resulted in more than 266,000 deaths and more than 354,000 injuries. This research highlight focuses on the terrorist attacks that occurred in the United States between 1970 and 2013.

  • WORDE, The Montgomery County Model

    WORDE, The Montgomery County Model

  • e-Law Enforcement Officer Logbook Program (e-Logbook)

    August 31, 2009. The e-Logbook is as an electronic means of logging and confirming the identity of Law Enforcement Officers with a need to Fly Armed (hereinafter LEOFA). LEOFAs must satisfy the requirements set forth in 49 CFR § 1544.219, carriage of accessible weapons, prior to being admitted into an airport's sterile area or on-board a commercial aircraft.

  • Fusion Centers Handout

    Our nation faces an evolving threat environment, in which threats emanate not only from outside our borders but also from within our communities. This new environment demonstrates the critical role state and major urban area fusion centers (fusion centers) have in supporting the receipt, analysis, gathering, and sharing of threat-related information between the federal government and state, local, tribal, territorial (SLTT), and private sector partners.