Secretary Napolitano Announces New Community-Based Law Enforcement Initiatives in Conjunction with National Night Out [August 3, 2010] [open pdf - 302KB]
"Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced a series of initiatives to support state and local law enforcement and community groups across the country in identifying and mitigating threats to their communities and expanded DHS' 'If You See Something, Say Something' campaign to the Washington, D.C., area in conjunction with National Night Out, an annual anticrime campaign involving citizens, police and neighborhood groups. 'Homeland security begins with hometown security, and our efforts to confront threats in our communities are most effective when they are led by local law enforcement and involve strong collaboration with the communities and citizens they serve,' said Secretary Napolitano. Secretary Napolitano was joined at today's event by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia Police Chief Cathy Lanier, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Police Chief Michael Taborn, and Homeland Security Advisory Council Chairman Judge William Webster. The new measures announced today, detailed here (PDF - 2 pages, 25 KB), are based on recommendations made by the Homeland Security Advisory Council's (HSAC) 'Countering Violent Extremism' Working Group--comprised of chiefs of police, sheriffs, community leaders and homeland security experts--on ways DHS can better support community-based efforts to combat violent extremism in the United States."
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