Terrorism and National Security
Since the events of September 11, 2001, the Department of Justice’s number one priority has been the prevention and prosecution of terrorist related acts, and national security. The Department of Justice’s approach to protecting the U.S. from terrorism is three-pronged, focusing on the prevention of terrorist acts, the investigation of threats and incidents, and the prosecution of those accused of committing crimes by terrorist means.
The District of Vermont’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) provides a central forum for agencies to congregate and identify potential terrorism links among their investigations. As the entities that work regularly with all enforcement agencies, the Vermont ATAC is positioned to bring agencies together which would not otherwise know that their respective investigations are linked.
Every citizen has a role to play in preventing terrorism and ensuring our national security. If you see suspicious activities, please contact your nearest FBI office.