From the Federal Level (DoD, Department of Justice) to local Fusion Centers, and Emergency Management Agencies.
How many law enforcement agencies are within the District of Columbia? 27 or more.
There are roughly 27 law enforcement agencies with overlapping jurisdiction in Washington, D.C. To the casual observer, opportunities for confusion and miscommunication, especially during events like the Navy Yard shooting, probably seem infinite.
DC Council Statement on the Department of Defense’s Denial of DC’s National Guard Deployment Request
JANUARY 06, 2021
Fusion Centers are state-owned and operated centers that serve as focal points in states and major urban areas for the receipt, analysis, gathering and sharing of threat-related information between State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT), federal and private sector partners.
The National Network of Fusion Centers (National Network) brings critical context and value to Homeland Security and Law Enforcement that no other federal or local organization can replicate. Fusion Centers accomplish this through sharing information, providing partners with a unique perspective on threats to their state or locality and being the primary conduit between frontline personnel, state and local leadership and the rest of the Homeland Security Enterprise.
The National Network of Fusion Centers is the hub of much of the two-way intelligence and information flow between the federal government and our State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) and private sector partners. The fusion centers represent a shared commitment between the federal government and the state and local governments who own and operate them. Individually, each is a vital resource for integrating information from national and local sources to prevent and respond to all threats and hazards. The enhanced collaboration between the federal government, SLTT and private sector partners represents the new standard through which we view homeland security.
Last Published Date: September 19, 2019
How a City With Two Dozen Law Enforcement Agencies Handles a Huge Crisis
The Navy Yard attack was an example of D.C.'s complex jurisdictional landscape.