Roles Of Law Enforcement And Intelligence

1503 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 7 Pages
Roles of Law Enforcement and Intelligence in Counter-Terrorism After 9/11
September 11, 2001 marks one of the darkest, if not the darkest, days in United States history. It is a day in the history of our country in which everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news that two planes had flown into the World Trade Center in New York City, taking out both of the Twin Towers. All in all there were close to 3,000 people who lost their lives on that fateful day between New York City, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania. This was the worst terrorist attack that the United States had ever seen. The events of September 11 have been a catalyst for many different changes within the United States. The attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001 have changed the way in which both law enforcement and intelligence in the United States is organized. September 11 has encouraged a change in organization in both local police departments, as well as within intelligence agencies. There have also been changes in how information is shared among local law enforcement agencies, as well as how it is shared with intelligence agencies, and how certain intelligence agencies share information with one another. The attacks perpetrated by Al Qaeda exposed many flaws among law enforcement and intelligence within the United States that we were unaware of prior to the attacks. Since then we have worked hard as a country to define what the role of law enforcement…
Open Document