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Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC)

The U.S. Attorney coordinates operations of the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) in the Western District of Michigan.  The ATAC’s goal is preventing terrorism and promoting national security.  The responsibilities of the U.S. Attorney’s Office include:

(1) ensuring that the participating federal, state, and local agencies work in a coordinated fashion and freely share information;
(2) developing investigative and prosecutive priorities and strategy;
(3) collaborating with the Counterterrorism Section (CTS) Regional Coordinators about priorities and strategy; and
(4) ensuring that the member agencies maintain a long-term focus on national security matters. 


The ATAC works in partnership with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), which retains primary responsibility for terrorism investigations and coordinates among FBI field offices and their respective counterparts in federal, state, and local law enforcement and intelligence agencies to conduct international and domestic anti-terrorism investigations.  The ATAC assists in developing a national network of representatives from federal, state, and local agencies and from private industry.



Members of the ATAC in the Western District of Michigan include federal, local, state and tribal law enforcement agencies, along with private-sector partners.



The ATAC provides training for, and ensures collaboration among, federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement officers on national security matters throughout the Western District of Michigan. The ATAC also distributes law enforcement and public safety bulletins to its membership on a regular basis and works closely with the FBI Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis.



Members of the public are invaluable resources in efforts to protect residents and critical infrastructure. Please report all suspicious activity to a local law enforcement agency. 



Report Threats to the FBI:

National Counterterrorism Center:

Michigan Intelligence Operations Center:

National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS):

FBI Most Wanted Terrorists:

U.S. Postal Inspection Service Suspicious Mail Tips:

Updated October 19, 2023