HS/OP is responsible for the traditional Homeland Security functions to include: maintaining a liaison with federal, state, local and military terrorism/intelligence counterparts; partnership in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Joint Terrorism Task Force, and review and local follow-up investigations of related police reports and bulletins regarding international or domestic terrorism matters.
HS/OP also has oversight of federal and state grants related to Homeland Security issues, department-wide unmet equipment and technology needs assessment, all-hazards emergency response preparedness, and inspectional review for operational readiness.
HS/OP provides training for our own and other regional area officers on the subjects of terrorism, improvised explosive devices, and identity document fraud. The office also maintains a library of terrorism-related information on the police department's mobile display terminals.
To report suspicious activity that may be indicative of international or domestic terrorism, please call the Department of Emergency Communication at 703-746-4444.