9/11 legacy: Analysts now part of law enforcement.

Analysts at the Colorado Information Analysis Center in Lakewood process…

Analysts at the Colorado Information Analysis Center in Lakewood process pieces of information from police across the country that, taken alone, may not make sense. Created after the 9/11 attacks, it’s one of 50 state “fusion centers,” plus more than 20 regional centers.

Analysts from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, the military, the state highway patrol and local police departments examine crime reports and tips on suspicious activity. In Colorado, many of those tips come from more than 500 “terrorism liaison officers” serving with local police agencies.

The center has a nearly $1 million annual budget funded by federal grants. It includes a secure room with videoconference links to FBI and Homeland Security headquarters.

Read the rest of P. Solomon Banda’s Associated Press article at the Chicago Tribune.

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  • Matt in Oklahoma

    Yep same anaylst who tagged military as being the most likely to be lone wolf terrorist and put out bulletins to make guys who serve in both LEO and Military communties as “bad” because we have skills. It takes us with skills to end situations but thats besides the point. They need to be properly managed so they don’t drive a wedge between Americans themselves.
    It’s like putting out a bulletin stating that NASCAR drivers are more of a risk because they can give better car chases.
    We know there is truth to the statements but why inflame the situation?