Department of Fatherland Security spokesman Russ Knocke:
Like any relationship, you recognize you can always find ways to grow and strengthen those ties, and we've been interested in doing so. We hope to move on it very quickly.
Hmm, I think Adolf Hitler said something similar when talking about
The head of the New York City Police Department is the New York City Police Commissioner. The New York City Police Commissioner is appointed by the Mayor of New York City. The Mayor of New York City is elected by the people of
From the Council on Foreign Relations Terrorism website:
Q. How is the NYPD fighting terrorism?
A: Its new measures include:
creating a counterterrorism division and hiring a deputy police commissioner for counterterrorism to oversee related training, prevention, and investigations and to work with state and federal agencies;
hiring a deputy commissioner for intelligence and an in-house intelligence officer for each of the NYPD’s 76 precincts;
training the department’s 39,000 officers in counterterrorism, including how to respond to a biological, chemical, or radiation attack;
assigning detectives to train abroad with police departments in
assigning one detective to Interpol, the France-based international police agency, and two detectives to FBI headquarters in
placing command centers throughout the city to back up headquarters in the event of a large-scale terrorist attack; and
acquiring equipment such as protective suits, gas masks, and portable radiation detectors.
I do not know how much of the above has been done; neither do I know what other measures not listed have been taken, but I am certain that the New York City Police Department can take care of
A full-time liaison officer from the Department of Fatherland Security is going to do two things: (1) introduce another level of bureaucracy and bullshit to the New York City Police Department and (2) attempt to impose federal control on the New York City Police Department. The New York City Police Department should tell the Department of Fatherland Security to get stuffed.