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In response to the attack against the United States on September 11,2001, the Attorney General directed that the fight against terrorism and the prevention of future terrorist acts must be law enforcement’s first priority. He directed every United States Attorney to establish an Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) to serve as a conduit for information sharing about suspected terrorists among federal, state and local law enforcement entities.

In the Southern District of Ohio, the ATAC operates as an umbrella organization of local, state, and federal agencies that coordinates activities, develops policy, implements strategic plans, and provides training to combat terrorism. It also coordinates with the other ATACs around the nation and works closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). Member agencies include those from law enforcement, public health, emergency planning and response, the military and the intelligence community.

The Joint Terrorism Task Force can be reached 24 hours a day at: 513-421-4310

For links to agencies dealing with terrorism, contact the following web addresses: - Federal Bureau of Investigation - Department of Justice - Department of Homeland Security - United States Customs Service - United States Marshals Service - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

If you have information about individuals or groups that may be involved in domestic or foreign terrorism please contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation at (614) 224-1183.

Updated July 24, 2015