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1Running Head: LOCAL POLICE RESPONSE TO TERRORISMResearch PaperLocal Police Response to TerrorismLocal Response to Terrorism (CRM 365)Omar HendersonJune 11, 2017
2Running Head: LOCAL POLICE RESPONSE TO TERRORISMAbstractOne of the most dangerous crimes that the governments around the world want to controlis the terrorist attack. In the past decades, the terrorism has been one of the effective tactics bythe terrorists to attack the government and to form a great conflict. Who will never know the 9/11terrorist attack? I think all of us know how severe and tragic the effects of this attacks were and itis considered one of the most popular terrorist attack in the entire world as well as in our history.However, in this paper, we will focus on how do local police responses when unexpectedterrorist attacks occurred, what are the things they do in preparing for an incident, and how dothey handle the effects of a terrorist attack. IntroductionThe local police officers are the ones who are responsible for supporting andsafeguarding the community against terrorism attacks and other types of crimes. According to theCriminal Justice USA, to become a police officer, a person must know first the primary duties ofa responsible police officer or law enforcement officer. First, police officers should focus on howthey can protect the people and property in a community under their jurisdiction. Aside fromthat, they must know how to respond effectively to issue citations, enforce laws, make arrests,and how to testify in court cases, (Criminal Justice USA). Furthermore, the most common dutiesof a local police officer are responding to domestic disturbances, providing first aid when there issomeone who is involved in an accident or when there are injured individuals, and making trafficstops. Without the services of the local police, our community will become messy, it will befilled with violence’s and crimes, and our lives will be in danger at all times. However, let usfocus on how do local police response when there are terrorism threats and how do they respondwhen a terrorist attack has occurred.
3Running Head: LOCAL POLICE RESPONSE TO TERRORISMBody of the PaperOn September 11, 2001, a normal day in the New York City was replaced by a severe anda tragic day. By 8:45 a.m. an American Airlines Boeing 767 hit the north tower of the WorldTrade Center. The 80thfloor of the tower was burned and instantly killed hundreds of people andalso left hundreds of people trapped in higher floors. But this tragic event does not end here, after18 minutes, another plane which is the United Airlines Flight 175 sliced the south tower of theWorld Trade Center hitting the 74th to 84thfloor. After several minutes, the south tower began tocollapse and followed by the collapsing of the north tower which created massive of dust andsmoke in the city. According to the (History.com), this tragic event “was the deadliest day in thehistory of the New York City.”There are 3,000 people died including 23 New York police
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