Thursday, May 1, 2014
DHS Office for State and Local Law Enforcement
"The Office for State and Local Law Enforcement" [http://www.dhs.gov/office-state-and-local-law-enforcement-oslle]: 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, and territorial law enforcement’s role in preventing, preparing for, protecting against, and responding to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disaster within the United States; and
2. 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, and territorial law enforcement;
* Advise the Secretary on the issues, concerns, and recommendations of state, local, tribal, and territorial 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 (to end Human Trafficking), Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI), and the Department’s efforts in Countering Violent Extremism;
* Identify and respond to law enforcement challenges that affect homeland security;
* Coordinate with the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) to ensure the timely coordination and distribution of intelligence and strategic information to state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement; and
* 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.