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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.

  • Guidance on State and Local Governments' Assistance in Immigration Enforcement and Related Matters

    Guidance on State and Local Governments' Assistance in Immigration Enforcement and Related Matters

  • Guidance for Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Regarding the Use of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, National Origin, Religion, Sexual Orientation, or Gender Identity

    This Guidance supersedes the Department of Justice’s 2003 Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies. It builds upon and expands the framework of the 2003 Guidance, and it reaffirms the Federal government’s deep commitment to ensuring that its law enforcement agencies conduct their activities in an unbiased manner. Biased practices, as the Federal government has long recognized, are unfair, promote mistrust of law enforcement, and perpetuate negative and harmful stereotypes. Moreover — and vitally important — biased practices are ineffective.

  • 2014 Fusion Center Assessment

    In July 2014, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in coordination with its interagency partners, launched the 2014 Fusion Center Assessment (2014 Assessment). The repeatable annual assessment process is a critical element of a broader Fusion Center Performance Program (FCPP), which provides an objective basis to demonstrate the value of fusion centers in supporting national information sharing and homeland security outcomes. The FCPP represents the Department's on-going commitment to design and implement performance management processes that demonstrate measurable progress in enhancing domestic counterterrorism and information sharing capabilities.

  • Facilitating Private Sector Engagement with Fusion Centers

    This fact sheet provides private sector partners with an overview of how their organization can best collaborate with the fusion center in their local area.

  • 2014 QHSR Fact Sheets

    An overview of the 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) and a list of related fact sheets.

  • 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR)

    The 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) recognizes the responsibility the Department shares with hundreds of thousands of people across the federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, the private sector and other nongovernmental organizations, and provides a path forward for engaging in public-private partnerships.

  • Building Communities of Trust (BCOT) Initiative

    The Building Communities of Trust (BCOT) initiative focuses on developing trust among law enforcement, fusion centers, and the communities they serve to address the challenges of crime and terrorism prevention.

  • 2013 Action Items Progress Report

    21st Century Border: 2013 Action Items and Progress Report

  • 2012 Final Report

    The 2012 National Network of Fusion Centers Final Report summarizes and characterizes the overall capabilities and performance of the National Network.

  • DHS State and Local Law Enforcement Resource Catalog

    The DHS State and Local Law Enforcement Resource Catalog highlights DHS resources available to state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement. This document summarizes and provides links to training, publications, guidance, alerts, newsletters, programs, and services available to non-Federal law enforcement from across the Department. The Resource Catalog is not exhaustive and is maintained as a living document.