Since September 11, 2001, local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety agencies throughout the U.S. have been working with American citizens and residents to keep our country safe from the threats of foreign and domestic terrorism.
In October 2004, Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano opened the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) as the state's central analysis hub for real-time crime and terrorism-related intelligence and information. Today, the ACTIC is staffed with more than 200 detectives, special agents, analysts and other personnel representing 34 state, local and federal agencies. ACTIC was the first state fusion center to include complete integration of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Joint Terrorism Task Force. Today, the ACTIC is recognized as one of the leading state-level law enforcement and public safety "fusion centers" in the country.
However, the agencies and investigators who are part of the ACTIC rely heavily on information from the public to generate investigative leads and to prevent future attacks. YOU are the first line of defense against terrorist acts.
To help you and people like you be vigilant, the ACTIC, in conjunction with the City of Phoenix Fire Department, created a special video seminar, "8 SIGNS OF TERRORISM," to help members of the community, as well as local law enforcement and public safety officers, to better identify suspicious activities that could be related to terrorism.
Watching the following videos will not take much of your time, but could help you to identify and report acts you encounter in everyday life that may be related to ongoing terrorism operations right here in Arizona.
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO WATCH EACH VIDEO SEGMENT.
What you learn here could help to keep you, your family, your community and our state safe from the threat of foreign or domestic terrorism.