Kentucky ranks 25th of 50 states in the number of domestically focused counterterrorism and homeland security organizations, and 26th overall in organizations established or newly involved in counterterrorism since 9/11 (tied with South Carolina). In dollar amount, the state ranked 11th in fiscal 2009 in federal homeland security spending and 22nd in domestic preparedness and antiterrorism programs. Measured per capita, the state ranked 12th in overall federal government expenditures.
State security snapshot
Organizations working on homeland security and counterterrorism: 52
Organizations that started this work after 9/11: 14
Kentucky is located in FEMA Region IV; the Defense Coordinating Office responsible for brokering and arranging federal military support for the state is in Atlanta.
The Kentucky Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) is located in Louisville, with JTTF annexes in Covington and Lexington. The U.S. attorney chairs Anti-Terrorism Advisory Councils (ATACs) in Lexington and Louisville.
The Technical Division of the Kentucky State Police operates an intelligence branch. Kentucky is a member of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and the Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC). The state is also a member of Southern Shield, a consortium of homeland security and law enforcement officials from 14 Southeastern states and territories. At the federal level, the FBI operates a Field Intelligence Group (FIG) in Louisville. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Field Intelligence Group in Chicago has jurisdiction over Kentucky. The Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area in London performs criminal intelligence analysis for parts of Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia.
The Kentucky Intelligence Fusion Center (KIFC), established in 2006, is a component of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and is the state-designated fusion center.
The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security is responsible for all aspects of state counterterrorism, critical-infrastructure protection and the Kentucky Law Enforcement Protection Program, and has administrative oversight of the Kentucky Intelligence Fusion Center. To assist in critical infrastructure protection, a DHS Protective Security Advisor is located in Louisville.
The Kentucky State Police is the statewide law enforcement agency and includes a Special Enforcement Troop that directs investigations of special cases -- such as narcotics trafficking, organized crime, and white-collar, electronic and governmental incidents -- and the analysis and dissemination of related intelligence. Kentucky's Statistical Analysis Center is part of the state's Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and is responsible for criminal data and information. The FBI's Louisville field office operates resident agencies and satellite offices in Ashland, Bowling Green, Covington, Elizabethtown, Frankfort, Hopkinsville, Lexington, London, Owensboro, Paducah and Pikeville.
The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management is the state agency for coordinating disaster/emergency preparedness.
|Organization||City||Started since 9/11|
|Ashland Resident Agency (FBI)||Ashland|
|Ashland Satellite Office (ATF)||Ashland|
|Bowling Green Resident Agency (FBI)||Bowling Green|
|Bowling Green Satellite Office (ATF)||Bowling Green|
|RAC Bowling Green (ICE)||Bowling Green|
|Elizabethtown Resident Agency (FBI)||Elizabethtown|
|Frankfort Resident Agency (FBI)||Frankfort|
|Kentucky Adjutant General (TAG)||Frankfort|
|Kentucky Air National Guard||Frankfort|
|Kentucky Army National Guard||Frankfort|
|Kentucky Citizen Corps Working Group||Frankfort||x|
|Kentucky Department of Corrections||Frankfort||x|
|Kentucky Department of Military Affairs||Frankfort||x|
|Kentucky State Police||Frankfort||x|
|Kentucky Transportation Cabinet||Frankfort||x|
|Ky. Department of Homeland Security (Office of the Gov.)||Frankfort||x|
|Ky. Emergency Management||Frankfort|
|Ky. Intelligence Fusion Center (Ky. Office of Homeland Sec.)||Frankfort||x|
|31st Military Police Detachment (CID) (U.S. Army)||Ft. Campbell|
|Fort Campbell Resident Office (Military Intel.)||Ft. Campbell|
|280th Military Police Detachment (CID) (U.S. Army)||Ft. Knox|
|Fort Knox Resident Office (Military Intel.)||Ft. Knox|
|Covington JTTF (FBI)||Ft. Mitchell||x|
|Covington Resident Agency (FBI)||Ft. Mitchell|
|Hopkinsville Resident Agency (FBI)||Hopkinsville|
|USAO Eastern District of Kentucky (U.S. Attorney)||lexington|
|Eastern District of Ky. ATAC (U.S. Attorney)||Lexington||x|
|Lexington Division of Police||Lexington||x|
|Lexington Field Office (ATF)||Lexington|
|Lexington JTTF Annex (FBI)||Lexington||x|
|Lexington Resident Agency (FBI)||Lexington|
|USMS Eastern District of Kentucky (Marshals)||Lexington|
|USSS Lexington (Secret Service)||Lexington|
|Appalachia HIDTA (Nat'l Drug Control)||London|
|London Resident Agency (FBI)||London|
|London Resident Office (Drug Enforcement)||London|
|London Satellite Office (ATF)||London|
|41st Civil Support Team (Nat'l Guard)||Louisville||x|
|Ky. Electronic Crimes Task Force (Secret Service)||Louisville|
|Louisville Field Division (ATF)||Louisville|
|Louisville Field Office (FBI)||Louisville|
|Louisville JTTF / Ky. JTTF (FBI)||Louisville||x|
|Louisville Metro Police Department||Louisville|
|Louisville Resident Office (Drug Enforcement)||Louisville|
|Protective Security Advisor Louisville District (DHS)||Louisville||x|
|RAC Louisville (ICE)||Louisville|
|USAO Western District of Kentucky (U.S. Attorney)||Louisville|
|USMS Western District of Ky. (Marshals)||Louisville|
|USSS Louisville (Secret Service)||Louisville|
|Owensboro Resident Agency (FBI)||Owensboro|
|Paducah Resident Agency (FBI)||Paducah|
|Pikeville Resident Agency (FBI)||Pikesville|
|Public Safety||Floods; Landslide and debris flow; Thunderstorms; Tornadoes; Winter storms; Extreme cold|
|Domestic Security||None identified.|