Maine ranks 39th of 50 states in the number of domestically focused counterterrorism and homeland security organizations (tied with Alaska), and is one of seven states that ranks 37th overall in organizations established or newly involved in counterterrorism since 9/11. In dollar amount, the state ranked 41st in fiscal 2009 in federal homeland security spending and 42nd in domestic preparedness and antiterrorism programs. Measured per capita, the state ranked 22nd in overall federal government expenditures.
State security snapshot
Organizations working on homeland security and counterterrorism: 37
Organizations that started this work after 9/11: 8
Maine is located in FEMA Region I; the Defense Coordinating Office responsible for brokering and arranging federal military support for the state is in Boston.
The Maine Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) (known as the Portland JTTF annex) is subordinate to the FBI's Boston field office. The U.S. attorney chairs an Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) in Portland.
Maine is a member of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and the New England State Police Information Network (NESPIN). At the federal level, the FBI's Boston Field Intelligence Group (FIG) has responsibility for Maine. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Field Intelligence Group in Boston has jurisdiction over Maine.
The Maine Information and Analysis Center (MIAC), also known as the Maine Fusion Center, is the state-designated fusion center and is operated by the Maine State Police and the Maine Emergency Management Agency.
The Maine Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) was established in 2005 to advise the governor on all matters related to homeland security, including terrorism and bio-terrorism issues. The Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the executive agency responsible for homeland security and terrorism-related incidents, as well as natural disasters. To assist in critical-infrastructure protection, a DHS Protective Security Advisor in Boston has jurisdiction over Maine.
The Maine State Police is the statewide law enforcement agency and includes a criminal investigation division housed in regional bases in northern, central and southern Maine. Maine falls under the jurisdiction of the FBI's Boston field office, which has resident agencies in Augusta, Bangor and Portland.
The Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency for coordinating disaster/emergency preparedness. It is part of the Maine Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management.
|Organization||City||Started since 9/11|
|Augusta Resident Agency (FBI)||Augusta|
|Maine Adjutant General (TAG)||Augusta|
|Maine Air National Guard||Augusta|
|Maine Army National Guard||Augusta|
|Maine Dept. of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management||Augusta|
|Maine Director of Military Support (DOMS) (Nat'l Guard)||Augusta|
|Maine Emergency Management Agency||Augusta|
|Maine Homeland Security (Maine Emergency Management Agency)||Augusta||x|
|Maine Information and Analysis Center||Augusta||x|
|Maine National Guard JFHQ/ Joint Operations Center (JFHQ/JOC)||Augusta||x|
|Maine State Citizen Corps Council||Augusta||x|
|Maine State Police||Augusta|
|Bangor Resident Agency (FBI)||Bangor|
|Maine Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (U.S. Attorney)||Bangor||x|
|RAC Bangor (ICE)||Bangor|
|Calais Station (Border Patrol)||Baring|
|NCIS Resident Unit Brunswick (Navy)||Brunswick|
|Fort Fairfield Station (Border Patrol)||Fort Fairfield|
|Houlton Aviation Operations (Customs)||Houlton|
|Houlton Riverine Site (Customs)||Houlton|
|Houlton Sector (Border Patrol)||Houlton|
|Houlton Sector, Maine (Border Patrol)||Houlton|
|Houlton Station (Border Patrol)||Houlton|
|RAC Houlton (ICE)||Houtlon|
|Jackman Station (Border Patrol)||Jackman|
|Maine Computer Crimes Task Force||Lewiston|
|ATAC District of Maine (U.S. Attorney)||Portland||x|
|Maine JTTF / Portland JTTF Annex (FBI)||Portland||x|
|Portland Field Office (ATF)||Portland|
|Portland Resident Agency (FBI)||Portland|
|RAC Portland (ICE)||Portland|
|USAO District of Maine (U.S. Attorney)||Portland|
|USMS District of Maine (Marshals)||Portland|
|USSS Portland (Secret Service)||Portland|
|Rangeley Sub-Station (Border Patrol)||Rangeley|
|Van Buren Station (Border Patrol)||Van Buren|
|11th Civil Support Team (Nat'l Guard)||Waterville||x|
|Public Safety||Floods; Hurricanes; Tornadoes; Winter storms; Extreme cold|
|Domestic Security||None identified.|