Accession Number : AD1027556

Title :   Leveraging State And Local Law Enforcement Maritime Homeland Security Practices

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s) : Nichols,Kirk L

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Report Date : 01 Mar 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : This thesis explores the practices of six state or local law enforcement agencies in the field of maritime homeland security. Using the Delphi Survey Method on a sample of the highest-risk, most strategically located, and most commercially important ports in the United States, this thesis looks at the successes and challenges of grant funding, training practices, recovery efforts, and state government role in maritime homeland security. The resounding and underlying theme of the best practices cited by these port areas is centered on collaborative efforts across federal, state, local, and tribal agencies. Respondent agencies noted that the most successful practices in their respective ports were the result of coordination across information sharing, exercises and drills, task forces, and centers (fusion centers, operations centers, coordination centers, and training centers).

Descriptors :   maritime security , homeland security , law enforcement , state governments , Local governmentS , port security , training , delphi method , LESSONS LEARNED

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE