Battling Terrorism Threats on a Daily Basis: Florida Law Enforcement Agencies' Case Study

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Abstract: This paper discuses in regard to the demanding situations that a Florida law enforcement officers needs to deal with on a daily basis as a result of trying to combat potential terrorist threats. By relating to various laws given by the state of Florida and to various duties that an officer needs to complete, the paper attempts to demonstrate that it is especially difficult to be a law enforcement officer in the contemporary society. Paper: Introduction Terrorism is one of the most debated topics in the twenty-first century and this is primarily owed to the 9/11 events, a moment when people worldwide acknowledged that they were more vulnerable than they previously considered themselves to be. All levels of law enforcement got actively involved in and prioritized preventing future terrorist acts from that point on. This meant that law enforcement officers were provided with new responsibilities and that they became a part of homeland security initiatives developed in the states where they worked. Florida has been involved in devising anti-terrorist strategies before the 9/11 events actually took place and the authorities within the state's borders have had to focus on reducing the chances of a terrorist threat happening by directing a significant number of resources toward the concept. Terrorism Most contemporary discussions involving terrorism are probable to relate to the 9/11 events, as they are largely responsible for generating numerous philosophical

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