While I'm very disappointed not to be attending the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Denver, Colo. this week, there seems to be some great news coming out of the conference on the first day.
For instance, I just got a press release from DHS regarding a speech given by Secretary Janet Napolitano (I missed an opportunity to see Napolitano?! Curses for the conference being so close to ASIS). On the bright side, it seems as if Napolitano and I are very much on the same page because the majority of her speech was about DHS's commitment to improving information sharing with state and local law enforcement through...guess what?
Yep, you guessed right: Fusion centers (in case you doubt my obsession, I mean, commitment to the topic of fusion centers, just refer here, here, here and here).
In addition, she also discussed how DHS will promote fusion centers moving forward:
Secretary Napolitano also outlined the ways DHS is strengthening these partnerships—from creating a new program management office to coordinate the Department’s support of fusion centers to collaborating on the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) initiative that trains frontline officers across the country to identify and document activities possibly linked to terrorism-related crime.
And, to follow more news coming out of the show you can, of course, turn to Twitter: #IACP