Idaho ranks 45th of 50 states in the number of domestically focused counterterrorism and homeland security organizations and is one of seven states that ranks 37th overall in the number of agencies established or newly involved in counterterrorism since 9/11. In dollar amount, the state ranked 47th in fiscal 2009 in federal homeland security spending and 43rd in domestic preparedness and antiterrorism programs. Measured per capita, the state ranked 30th in overall federal government expenditures.
State security snapshot
Organizations working on homeland security and counterterrorism: 30
Organizations that started this work after 9/11: 8
Idaho is organized into six emergency-response regions. The state is located in FEMA Region X; the Defense Coordinating Office responsible for brokering and arranging federal military support for the state is in Seattle.
The Idaho Joint Terrorsim Task Force (JTTF) is located in Boise, with a JTTF annex of the FBI Seattle field office in Coeur d'Alene. Idaho is a member of the tri-state Inland Northwest Regional Terrorism Task Force (with Montana and Washington). The U.S. attorney chairs an Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) in Boise.
Idaho is a member of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and the Rocky Mountain Information Network (RMIN).
At the federal level, the FBI Field Intelligence Group (FIG) in Salt Lake City covers Idaho. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Field Intelligence Group in Seattle has jurisdiction over Idaho.
The Idaho Criminal Intelligence Center, a component of the Idaho State Police, is responsible for integrating, analyzing, producing and disseminating actionable criminal intelligence in combating terrorism and criminal activity through an all-crimes approach.
The state Bureau of Homeland Security, part of the Idaho Military Division, is responsible for the coordination of the state's response to an emergency or disaster. To assist in critical infrastructure protection, the DHS Protective Security Advisor in Salt Lake City has jurisdiction over Idaho.
The Idaho State Police (ISP) is the statewide law enforcement agency and includes a Bureau of Criminal Identification and an investigations division. The ISP is responsible for dealing with domestic and foreign terrorism (and any associated criminal activities), white-collar crime, major drug traffickers and financiers, computer crimes, and security services for public officials and government buildings. The Idaho Statistical Analysis Center (ISAC) researches drug and other violent crimes and collects criminal data for the state. Idaho falls under the jurisdiction of the FBI's Salt Lake City field office, which has resident agencies in Boise, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Falls, Lewiston, Pocatello and Twin Falls.
The Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security (BHS) is the state's emergency management and response agency. The Idaho Emergency Operations Center (IDEOC), a joint operation with the Idaho National Guard Joint Operations Center (IDNG JOC), is the state emergency and non-emergency watch center. Idaho is a member of the Pacific Northwest Emergency Management Arrangement (PNEMA), along with three other states, British Columbia and the Yukon.
|Organization||City||Started since 9/11|
|101st Civil Support Team (Nat'l Guard)||Boise||x|
|Ada County Sheriff's Office||Boise|
|Boise JTTF (FBI)||Boise||x|
|Boise Police Department||Boise|
|Boise Resident Agency (FBI)||Boise|
|Boise Resident Office (Drug Enforcement)||Boise|
|Boise Satellite Office (ATF)||Boise|
|Idaho Adjutant General (TAG)||Boise|
|Idaho Air National Guard||Boise|
|Idaho Army National Guard||Boise|
|Idaho ATAC (U.S. Attorney)||Boise||x|
|Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security||Boise||x|
|Idaho Criminal Intelligence Center (Idaho Bur. of Homeland Sec.)||Boise|
|RAC Boise (ICE)||Boise|
|State of Idaho Citizen Corps Council||Boise||x|
|USAO District of Idaho (U.S. Attorney)||Boise|
|USMS District of Idaho (Marshals)||Boise|
|USSS Boise (Secret Service)||Boise|
|Coeur d'Alene JTTF Annex (FBI)||Coeur d'Alene||x|
|Coeur d'Alene Resident Agency (FBI)||Coeur d'Alene|
|Idaho Falls Resident Agency (FBI)||Idaho Falls|
|RAC Idaho Falls (ICE)||Idaho Falls|
|Lewiston Resident Agency (FBI)||Lewiston|
|Idaho State Police||Meridian|
|AFOSI Det 221 (Air Force)||Mountain Home AFB|
|Nampa Police Department||Nampa||x|
|Pocatello Police Department||Pocatello||x|
|Pocatello Resident Agency (FBI)||Pocatello|
|RA Twin Falls (ICE)||Twin Falls|
|Twin Falls Resident Agency (FBI)||Twin Falls|
“The escalating threat of terrorism and the use of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) may create a disaster emergency condition where federal assistance is needed, or even injected into the state. A counter-terrorism operation implemented by federal authorities will be coordinated with the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security and the Idaho State Police. Any terrorist incident within Idaho will require notification and involvement of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as other federal agencies, to support the local and state government response and recovery operations.”Source: Idaho Emergency Operations Plan, 2009
|Public Safety||Extreme heat; Floods; Wildfires; Winter storms; Extreme cold|
|Domestic Security||Islamic Assembly of North America; White supremacists|