War on Terrorism

Thursday, August 25, 2016

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Releases Counterterrorism Guide

DHS has released The Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (JCAT) 2016 Counterterrorism Guide for Public Safety Personnel.  The guide is designed to assist first responders, emergency services and security personnel in identifying, preventing, reporting and responding to terrorism.
The guide highlights:
  • Terrorist attack planning cycle.
  • Importance of identifying and reporting suspicious activity.
  • Precursors of violent extremism.
  • Specific terrorist tactics, techniques and procedures that may be used against public safety personnel.
  • Additional reference material related to terrorist groups, improvised explosive devices, chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear devices and the Incident Command System.
This guide has been designated public safety sensitive, and copies will be released only to vetted public safety professionals. To obtain a copy, please email your request to asknlectc@justnet.org from an official agency email address, and provide your name, title, agency name and contact information.

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