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Joint Terrorism Task Force

Joint Terrorism Task ForceThe Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) is comprised of dozens of highly trained, locally based, passionately committed investigators, analysts, linguists, hostage rescue experts, and other specialists from more than 30 law enforcement and intelligence agencies. It is a multi-agency effort led by the FBI and designed to combine the resources of federal, state, and local law enforcement.

The JTTF enables a shared intelligence base across many agencies. It creates familiarity among investigators and managers before a crisis. And perhaps most importantly, it pools talents, skills, and knowledge from across the law enforcement and intelligence communities into a single team that responds together. As the "front line" on terrorism, the JTTF investigates terrorism cases by investigating leads, gathering evidence, and making arrests. The JTTF also provides security for special events, conducts training, collects and shares intelligence, and responds to threats and incidents at a moment's notice.

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National Counterterrorism Center

Updated January 3, 2023