California State Threat Assessment System [website]   [open html - 24KB]

"The STAS [State Threat Assessment System] is the major prevention component of California's Homeland Security Strategy. The STAS is designed to detect, deter, and prevent homeland security threats to the citizens and critical infrastructure of California. The prevention methodology is based on public safety and private sector partnerships in information sharing, analysis, and investigative support. There are many counterterrorism and homeland security entities in California because of several factors, including its geographical and population size and its importance as a major gateway to Mexico and the Pacific Rim. The STAS partnership brings together federal, state, local, and tribal authorities and their respective law enforcement and private sector partners, public safety, and criminal information systems, including those of DHS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The STAS provides local public safety connectivity, incorporates existing fusion and information analysis and sharing initiatives, and complements federal homeland security efforts. At the federal level, the FBI and DHS have devoted substantial resources to California. At the state level, the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA), the California Department of Justice (CalDOJ), and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) contribute personnel and resources to advance the anti-terrorism objectives of the STAS. At the local level, County Sheriff's Offices as well as City Police, Fire and Emergency Management Departments contribute personnel and resources to the STAS." This website includes a Reporting page where California residents can submit tips and leads to statewide public agencies.

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