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Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council

The Anti-Terrorism Task Force (ATTF) of the Eastern District of Missouri was formed within 48 hours of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. In mid-2003, the name was changed to the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC). The ATAC is a multi-agency, federal, state and local law enforcement initiative. It exists to ensure progress, responsiveness and success in the District's mission to prosecute, disrupt and prevent terrorism. Acting through function-specific committees, the ATAC helps to deter, disrupt, investigate and, if necessary, prosecute perpetrators and planners of domestic and foreign-based terrorism. Intelligence sharing, training, policy review and problem solving are just some of the ATAC's lifeblood. Recently, with ATAC encouragement, a Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) was planned, staffed and became operational. The ATAC regularly provides input and evaluations to Washington policy makers and works to supplement other area groups that combat terrorism. Recognizing that terrorists may employ long-term, secretive and sophisticated planning, the ATAC program is structured to maximize national success in this effort beyond individual investigations and cases. Bringing expertise from many different disciplines together in a coordinated effort, the ATAC will remain among our highest priorities.

ATAC Member Agencies

  • Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI)
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF)
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Cape Girardeau, Missouri Police Department
  • Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Environmental Protection Agency-Criminal Investigation Division
  • Federal Aviation Association (FAA)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
  • Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CID)
  • Missouri Attorney General's Office
  • Missouri Homeland Security Office
  • Missouri National Guard
  • Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP)
  • National Park Service (NPS)
  • Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)
  • St. Charles, Missouri Police Department
  • St. Louis Airport Police Department
  • St. Louis County, Missouri Police Department
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
  • St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • State Department-Diplomatic Security Service
  • Social Security Administration-Office of Inspector General (SSA-OIG)
  • Transportation Security Administration
  • U.S. Attorney's Office-Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Customs Service
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Marshal's Service (USMS)
  • U.S. Postal Inspection Service (UPIS)
  • U.S. Probation Service
  • U.S. Secret Service

ATAC Subcommittees

Civil Preparedness

  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • St. Louis County, Missouri Police Department
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
  • U.S. Coast Guard

Cyberterrorism

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Defense Criminal Investigative Service
  • St. Louis County, Missouri Police Department
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
  • U.S. Customs Service
  • U.S. Secret Service

Domestic Terrorism

  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
  • Cape Girardeau, Missouri Police Department
  • Defense Criminal Investigative Service
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigative Division
  • Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • National Park Service
  • Social Security Administration - Office of Inspector General
  • St. Charles, Missouri Police Department
  • St. Louis County, Missouri Police Department
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture - Office of Inspector General
  • U.S. Probation Service
  • U.S. Secret Service

International Terrorism

  • Air Force Office of Special Investigations
  • Defense Criminal Investigative Service
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • St. Louis County, Missouri Police Department
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
  • U.S. Customs Service
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture

Security and Infrastructure Protection

  • Defense Criminal Investigative Service
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Protective Service
  • Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • St. Louis Airport Police Department
  • St. Louis County, Missouri Police Department
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
  • U.S. Customs Service
  • U.S. Marshal's Service
  • U.S. Postal Inspection Service
  • U.S. Secret Service

Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
  • Defense Criminal Investigative Service
  • Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Inspector General
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • St. Louis County, Missouri Police Department
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
  • U.S. Coast Guard

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