POL-101 paper - Christopher Jewell POL-101 11-23-07...

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Christopher Jewell POL-101 11-23-07 Department of Homeland Security The Department of Homeland Security was developed by George W. Bush and his administration shortly after the September eleventh attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. As dhs.gov states, “The first secretary of the department was Tom Ridge” (dhs.gov, 2001). After Mr. Ridge left in 2005, Michael Chertoff took over as the secretary of the department. The department was developed as a cabinet position so that there could be close ties with the president. The secretary is chosen from a group of candidates that are able to perform the job. The goals and functions of the department of homeland security are pretty simple, protect the homeland. George Bush’s idea of the department was to have an agency that could keep from another September eleventh happening again. This is the main goal of the agency, but is not the only one. They also spend a lot of time and money on training fire fighters, law enforcement officers, and other small town agencies on what to do in
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