Kansas ranks 26th of 50 states in the number of domestically focused counterterrorism and homeland security organizations (tied with Minnesota and Wisconsin), and 34th overall in organizations established or newly involved in counterterrorism since 9/11 (tied with Iowa and Mississippi). In dollar amount, the state ranked 10th in fiscal 2009 in federal homeland security spending and 34th in domestic preparedness and antiterrorism programs. Measured per capita, the state ranked eighth in overall federal government expenditures.
State security snapshot
Organizations working on homeland security and counterterrorism: 51
Organizations that started this work after 9/11: 9
Kansas is located in FEMA Region VII; the Defense Coordinating Office responsible for brokering and arranging federal military support for the state is in Kansas City.
The Kansas City Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) is also called the Heart of America Joint Terrorism Task Force (HOA JTTF); a Kansas JTTF annex is located in Wichita. The U.S. attorney chairs an Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) in Kansas City.
Kansas is a member of the Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center (MOCIC) and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). At the federal level, the FBI operates a Field Intelligence Group (FIG) in Kansas City, Mo., responsible for analyzing threats to the state. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Field Intelligence Group in Chicago has jurisdiction over Kansas.
Kansas has two fusion centers: The Kansas Threat Integration Center (KSTIC), established in 2004 -- a joint operation of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Kansas Highway Patrol and the Kansas National Guard -- focuses on counterterrorism. The Kansas City Regional Terrorism Early Warning Group has an Interagency Analysis Center in Kansas City, Mo., that is responsible for Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Johnson and Miami counties.
Kansas Homeland Security was made part of the Adjutant General's Department after 9/11. In July 2004, an operational homeland security section was established in the Kansas Division of Emergency Management to coordinate all phases of homeland security, including terrorism prevention and mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The Kansas Highway Patrol also operates a homeland security division. To assist in critical infrastructure protection, a DHS Protective Security Advisor is located in Kansas City.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is the statewide law enforcement agency. The Kansas Highway Patrol includes a homeland security division assigned to the patrol's general headquarters. Kansas falls under the jurisdiction of the FBI's Kansas City, Mo., field office; there are resident agencies in Garden City, Topeka and Wichita.
The Kansas Division of Emergency Management is the state agency for coordinating disaster/emergency preparedness. The state's adjutant general is the director of emergency management and also responsible for homeland security. The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) is operated by the Adjutant General's Department.
|Organization||City||Started since 9/11|
|Lane County Sheriff's Office||Dighton|
|Dodge City Police Department||Dodge City|
|90th Military Police Detachment (CID) (U.S. Army)||Ft. Leavenworth|
|Company C, 308th Military Intel. Battalion||Ft. Leavenworth|
|78th Military Police Detachment (CID) (U.S. Army)||Ft. Riley|
|Fort Riley Field Office (Military Intel.)||Ft. Riley|
|Garden City Office (Drug Enforcement)||Garden City|
|Garden City Resident Agency (FBI)||Garden City|
|Crawford County Sheriff's Office||Girard|
|ASAC Kansas City (ICE)||Kansas City|
|Heart of America Joint Terrorism Task Force (HOA JTTF) / Kansas City JTTF (FBI)||Kansas City|
|Kansas ATAC (U.S. Attorney)||Kansas City||x|
|Kansas City Aviation Operations (Customs)||Kansas City|
|Kansas City JTTF / Heart of America JTTF 308th Military Intelligence Battalion Liaison||Kansas City|
|Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department||Kansas City|
|Kansas City Office (Drug Enforcement)||Kansas City|
|Kansas City Resident Agency (Defense)||Kansas City|
|Kansas City Resident Office (Defense Sec.)||Kansas City|
|Kearny County Sheriff's Office||Lakin|
|Lawrence Police Department||Lawrence||x|
|Leawood Police Department||Leawood||x|
|Riley County Police Department||Manhattan|
|AFOSI Det 321 (Air Force)||McConnell AFB|
|Kansas City District Office (Drug Enforcement)||Overland Park|
|Kansas City Field Office (Postal Inspection)||Overland Park|
|Overland Park Police Department||Overland Park||x|
|73rd Civil Support Team (Nat'l Guard)||Topeka||x|
|Kan. Division of Emergency Management||Topeka|
|Kan. National Guard JFHQ||Topeka||x|
|Kansas Adjutant General (TAG)||Topeka|
|Kansas Air National Guard||Topeka|
|Kansas Army National Guard||Topeka|
|Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI)||Topeka|
|Kansas Citizen Corps||Topeka||x|
|Kansas Highway Patrol||Topeka|
|Kan. Threat Integration Center (Kan. Bur. of Investigation)||Topeka|
|Topeka Office (Drug Enforcement)||Topeka|
|Topeka Police Department||Topeka||x|
|Topeka Resident Agency (FBI)||Topeka|
|USAO District of Kansas (U.S. Attorney)||Topeka|
|USMS District of Kansas (Marshals)||Topeka|
|RAC Wichita (ICE)||Wichita|
|Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office||Wichita|
|Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office||Wichita|
|USSS Wichita (Secret Service)||Wichita|
|Wichita JTTF Annex (FBI)||Wichita||x|
|Wichita Office (Drug Enforcement)||Wichita|
|Wichita Police Department||Wichita|
|Wichita Post of Duty (DCIS)||Wichita|
|Wichita Resident Agency (FBI)||Wichita|
|Wichita Satellite Office (ATF)||Wichita|
“Following the September 11, 2001 attack on America, Kansas became acutely aware of the unconventional hazards that threaten our communities. Events such as conventional attack or terrorist activities could threaten national or state security. Significant events of this type could cause widespread damage and threaten public safety. Historically, Kansas has not been a prime target for terrorism. The threat is worldwide, however, and it cannot be ignored.”Source: Kansas Response Plan, 2008
|Public Safety||Floods; Thunderstorms; Tornadoes; Winter storms; Extreme cold|
|Domestic Security||None identified.|