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Unformatted text preview: resources more efficiently. Local agencies can check out leads quickly and report back if further action is needed. Also when the federal government wants someone or something checked out quietly the local police can do it without really being noticed This type of cooperation does take training and communication. Without great communication this system will not work effectively. This can present a problem with some agencies after years of animosity toward other agencies. Overall I think only good can come of local police agencies having a roll in national security. SOURCES Waxman Matthew, Police and National Security: American Local Law Enforcement and Counter-Terrorism After 9/11, 2008 , Viewed June 13, 2010 at http://lsr.nellco.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1049&context=columbia_pllt...
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