Indiana ranks 23rd of 50 states in the number of domestically focused counterterrorism and homeland security organizations, and 12th overall in organizations established or newly involved in counterterrorism since 9/11 (tied with Michigan and Virginia). In dollar amount, the state ranked 13th in fiscal 2009 in federal homeland security spending and 23rd in domestic preparedness and antiterrorism programs. Measured per capita, the state ranked 32nd in overall federal government expenditures.
U.S. intelligence and homeland security agencies and the Department of Justice measure the potential terrorist threat to Indiana by analyzing data, including the following:
• Indiana had three terrorism-related convictions from Sept. 11, 2001, through March 2010, according to the Justice Department.
• Indianapolis is one of the 64 urban metropolitan areas that have been designated by the federal government as "high-threat, high-density" with regard to acts of terrorism. • The intelligence community ranks Indiana in the top 10 states with the largest Muslim populations, a measure that it applies to potential threats of homegrown terrorist involvement.
Indiana is one of 22 states with more than one Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).
State security snapshot
Organizations working on homeland security and counterterrorism: 64
Organizations that started this work after 9/11: 22
Indiana is organized into 10 homeland security/emergency response regions. The state is located in FEMA Region V; the Defense Coordinating Office responsible for brokering and arranging federal military support for the state is in Chicago.
The Indiana Counter-Terrorism and Security Council (CTASC), chaired by the lieutenant governor, develops and implements a comprehensive strategy to address terrorism in Indiana. The Indiana Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) is located in Indianapolis, with a JTTF annex in Bloomington. The U.S. attorney chairs Anti-Terrorism Advisory Councils (ATACs) in Hammond and Indianapolis.
Indiana is a member of the Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network (MAGLOCLEN) and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC).
At the federal level, the FBI operates a Field Intelligence Group (FIG) in Indianapolis. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Field Intelligence Group in Chicago has jurisdiction over Indiana. The Lake County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area in Crown Point also performs criminal intelligence analysis.
The mission of the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center (IIFC), officially opened by then-Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff in December 2006, is to collect, evaluate, analyze and disseminate information and intelligence data regarding criminal and terrorist activity in Indiana. The IIFC, operated by the Indiana State Police Department, has integrated local police, fire and emergency management agencies into its information-sharing efforts.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) was created in 2005 through the consolidation of the state's emergency management and homeland security efforts. Divisions within the department include planning and assessment, preparedness and training, and emergency response and recovery, which incorporates the former state emergency management agency. To assist in critical infrastructure protection, a DHS Protective Security Advisor is located in Indianapolis.
The Indiana State Police is the statewide law enforcement agency and maintains a statewide data and communications system called IDACS (Indiana Data and Communications System) to support information-sharing initiatives among local, state and federal agencies. The FBI's Indianapolis field office operates resident agencies and satellite offices in Bloomington, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Lafayette, Merrillville, Muncie, New Albany, South Bend and Terre Haute.
The Division of Emergency Response and Recovery, which incorporates the former state emergency management agency, is a part of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the state emergency consequence/response agency.
|Organization||City||Started since 9/11|
|Bloomington JTTF Annex (FBI)||Bloomington||x|
|Bloomington Resident Agency (FBI)||Bloomington|
|Carmel Police Department||Carmel|
|NCIS Resident Unit Crane (Navy)||Crane|
|Lake County HIDTA (Nat'l Drug Control)||Crown Point|
|Indiana Resident Office (Defense Sec.)||Edinburgh|
|Evansville Office (Drug Enforcement)||Evansville|
|Evansville Resident Agency (FBI)||Evansville|
|USSS Evansville (Secret Service)||Evansville? Newburgh|
|Fort Wayne Field Office (ATF)||Fort Wayne|
|Fort Wayne Office (Drug Enforcement)||Fort Wayne|
|Ft. Wayne Resident Agency (FBI)||Fort Wayne|
|AFOSI Det 325 OL-J (Air Force)||Grissom AFB|
|AFOSI Det 101 OL-D (Air Force)||Grissom ARB|
|ATAC Northern District of Ind. (U.S. Attorney)||Hammond||x|
|USAO Northern District of Indiana (U.S. Attorney)||Hammond|
|53rd Civil Support Team (Nat'l Guard)||Indianapolis||x|
|AFOSI Det 101 OL-A (Air Force)||Indianapolis|
|ATAC Southern District of Ind. (U.S. Attorney)||Indianapolis||x|
|Ind. Bureau of Motor Vehicles||Indianapolis||x|
|Ind. Department of Correction||Indianapolis||x|
|Ind. Department of Natural Resources Director of Law Enforcement||Indianapolis||x|
|Ind. Gaming Commission - Division of Gaming Agents||Indianapolis||x|
|Indiana Adjutant General (TAG)||Indianapolis|
|Indiana Air National Guard||Indianapolis|
|Indiana Army National Guard||Indianapolis|
|Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police||Indianapolis||x|
|Indiana Citizen Corps Council||Indianapolis||x|
|Indiana Department of Adminstration||Indianapolis||x|
|Indiana Department of Homeland Security||Indianapolis||x|
|Indiana Excise Police||Indianapolis||x|
|Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center (IIFC)||Indianapolis||x|
|Indianapolis Division (FBI)||Indianapolis|
|Indianapolis Field Office (ATF)||Indianapolis|
|Indianapolis Field Office (Postal Inspection)||Indianapolis|
|Indianapolis Financial Crimes Task Force (Secret Service)||Indianapolis|
|Indianapolis Fraud Resident Agency (U.S. Army)||Indianapolis|
|Indianapolis JTTF/ Indiana JTTF (FBI)||Indianapolis||x|
|Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department||Indianapolis|
|Indianapolis Office (Drug Enforcement)||Indianapolis|
|Indianapolis Resident Agency (Defense)||Indianapolis|
|Indiana Sheriff’s Association||Indianapolis||x|
|Indiana State Police||Indianapolis||x|
|Ind. National Guard JFHQ||Indianapolis||x|
|Ind. State Emergency Management Agency||Indianapolis|
|Ind. Terrorism Task Force||Indianapolis||x|
|Marion County Sheriff||Indianapolis|
|Protective Security Advisor Indianapolis District (DHS)||Indianapolis||x|
|RAC Indianapolis (ICE)||Indianapolis|
|USAO Southern District of Indiana (U.S. Attorney)||Indianapolis|
|USMS Southern District of Indiana (Marshals)||Indianapolis|
|USSS Indianapolis (Secret Service)||Indianapolis|
|Lafayette Resident Agency (FBI)||Lafayette|
|Merrillville Field Office (ATF)||Merrillville|
|Merrillville Resident Agency (FBI)||Merrillville|
|Merrillville Resident Office (Drug Enforcement)||Merrillville|
|Indiana Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (INCLEA)||Muncie||x|
|Muncie Resident Agency (FBI)||Muncie|
|New Albany Resident Agency (FBI)||New Albany|
|South Bend Resident Agency (FBI)||South Bend|
|USMS Northern District of Indiana (Marshals)||South Bend|
|USSS South Bend (Secret Service)||South Bend|
|Terre Haute Resident Agency (FBI)||Terre Haute|
|Wabash County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency||Wabash||x|
|Public Safety||Extreme heat; Floods; Thunderstorms; Tornadoes; Winter storms; Extreme cold|
|Domestic Security||White supremacists|