American Samoa is one of 15 states and territories that the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. intelligence agencies assess as having no specific foreign or domestic terrorism threat. It contains no metropolitan areas that have been designated by the federal government as "high-threat, high-density" with regard to acts of terrorism, has had no terrorism arrests since Sept. 11, 2001, and is one of 20 states and territories that have had no terrorism convictions since 9/11, according to the Justice Department.
State security snapshot
Organizations working on homeland security and counterterrorism: 5
Organizations that started this work after 9/11: 2
American Samoa is the responsibility of Joint Task Force Homeland Defense (JTF-HD), a part of the U.S. Pacific Command, headquartered in Hawaii.
American Samoa is a member of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and the Western States Information Network (WSIN). An American Samoa intelligence and enforcement program to develop linkages with the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force for intelligence and information sharing was first funded by the DHS in 2006.
American Samoa does not have a fusion center.
The American Samoa Government Department of Homeland Security deals with emergency management, counterterrorism, criminal intelligence and critical infrastructure protection.
The American Samoa Department of Public Safety is the territory's law enforcement agency. The FBI American Samoa resident agency is part of the Honolulu field office.
The American Samoa Territorial Emergency Management Coordinating Office (TEMCO) is the agency for coordinating disaster/emergency planning.
|Organization||City||Started since 9/11|
|American Samoa Department of Homeland Security||Pago Pago||x|
|American Samoa Department of Public Safety||Pago Pago|
|American Samoa Resident Agency (FBI)||Pago Pago|
|American Samoa Territorial Emergency Management Coordination (TEMCO)||Pago Pago|
|American Samoa Citizen Corps||Utulei||x|
|Public Safety||Earthquakes; Floods; Hurricanes; Landslide and debris flow; Tsunamis|
|Domestic Security||None identified|