Missouri ranks 18th of 50 states in the number of domestically focused counterterrorism and homeland security organizations, and 16th overall in organizations established or newly involved in counterterrorism since 9/11 (tied with Pennsylvania and Tennessee). In dollar amount, the state ranked 12th in fiscal 2009 in federal homeland security spending and 15th in domestic preparedness and antiterrorism programs. Measured per capita, the state ranked 15th in overall federal government expenditures.
U.S. intelligence and homeland security agencies and the Department of Justice measure the potential terrorist threat to Missouri by analyzing data, including the following: Missouri is one of 13 states or territories where U.S. attorneys secured one terrorism conviction from Sept. 11, 2001, through March 2010, according to the Justice Department. The state has two 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: Kansas City and St. Louis.
Missouri was the first state to create an Office of Homeland Security, established on Sept. 26, 2001. The Missouri Security Panel followed in November 2001, charged with conducting a statewide vulnerability assessment. Missouri is one of 22 states with more than one Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF); it is one of 16 states with more than one fusion center and one of six with three centers.
State security snapshot
Organizations working on homeland security and counterterrorism: 70
Organizations that started this work after 9/11: 20
Missouri has implemented regional committees mirroring the existing nine Highway Patrol Troop Regions. These Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committees (RHSOC) report directly to the Governor's Homeland Security Advisory Council. Missouri 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 St. Louis Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) is supplemented by the JTTF in Kansas City, Kan. The U.S. attorney chairs Anti-Terrorism Advisory Councils (ATACs) in St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo.
Missouri is a member of the Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center (MOCIC) and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). The Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) Intelligence Center in Springfield, part of the MOCIC, covers Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. At the federal level, the FBI operates Field Intelligence Groups (FIGs) in Kansas City and St. Louis. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Field Intelligence Group in Chicago has jurisdiction over Missouri. The Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area in Kansas City performs criminal intelligence analysis for parts of Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.
Missouri operates three fusion centers: The Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC), a component of the Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS), was established in December 2005. The MIAC is the mechanism for collecting incident reports of suspicious activities to be evaluated and analyzed in an effort to identify potential trends or patterns of terrorist or criminal operations. The MIAC also functions as a vehicle for communication between federal, state and local law enforcement within the state. The Kansas City Regional Terrorism Early Warning (TEW) Group, a component of the Kansas City Police Department, maintains an Inter-Agency Analysis Center with responsibility for Platte, Clay, Ray, Jackson and Cass counties.
The St. Louis Terrorism Early Warning Group fusion center, a component of the St. Louis County Police Department, works with the intelligence unit of the St. Louis Police Department and tracks the region's critical infrastructure and key resources.
The Missouri Office of Homeland Security, part of Department of Public Safety, coordinates the daily work of homeland security through the State Emergency Management Agency and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. In July 2005, the Office of Homeland Security was moved to the Department of Public Safety and a Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) was established. The HSAC reviews state and local security plans and grant funding requests. To assist in critical infrastructure protection, a DHS Protective Security Advisor is located in St. Louis. Federal Protective Service (FPS) Region 6 headquarters is located in Kansas City, Mo.
The Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the statewide law enforcement agency and oversees a vast array of offices, including Homeland Security, the Capitol Police, the State Highway Patrol, the State Water Patrol and the Emergency Management Agency. The Missouri Statistical Analysis Center is a unit within State Highway Patrol responsible for providing criminal justice information and research services. The FBI's Kansas City and St. Louis field offices operate resident agencies and satellite offices in Jefferson City, Joplin, Springfield, St. Joseph, Cape Girardeau, Kirksville, Rolla, St. Charles, Hudson, Lakeville and Lowell.
The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), within the military division of the executive department, office of the adjutant general, is the state agency for coordinating disaster/emergency preparedness.
|Organization||City||Started since 9/11|
|Cape Girardeau Resident Agency (FBI)||Cape Girardeau|
|Cape Girardeau Satellite Office (ATF)||Cape Girardeau|
|78th Military Police Detachment (CID) (U.S. Army)||Ft. Leonard Wood|
|7th Civil Support Team (Nat'l Guard)||Ft. Leonard Wood||x|
|Fort Leonard Wood Resident Office (Military Intel.)||Ft. Leonard Wood|
|Independence Police Department||Independence|
|Jefferson City Resident Agency (FBI)||Jefferson City|
|Missouri Air National Guard||Jefferson City|
|Missouri Army National Guard||Jefferson City|
|Missouri Department of Corrections||Jefferson City||x|
|Missouri Department of Public Safety||Jefferson City|
|Missouri Office of Homeland Security||Jefferson City||x|
|Missouri Police Chiefs Association (MOPCA)||Jefferson City||x|
|Missouri Sheriffs Association (MSA)||Jefferson City||x|
|Missouri State Citizen Corps||Jefferson City||x|
|Missouri State Water Patrol||Jefferson City||x|
|Mo. Division of Fire Safety||Jefferson City||x|
|Mo. Emergency Management Agency||Jefferson City|
|Mo. Information Analysis Center||Jefferson City||x|
|Mo. National Guard JFHQ||Jefferson City||x|
|Mo. State Highway Patrol Organized Crime / Anti-Terrorism Unit||Jefferson City||x|
|Joplin Resident Agency (FBI)||Joplin|
|ATAC Western District of Mo. (U.S. Attorney)||Kansas City||x|
|Defense Coordinating Officer/Element FEMA Region VII (NORTHCOM)||Kansas City||x|
|FEMA Region VII||Kansas City|
|FPS Region 6-Kansas City, Missouri (Fed. Protective Service)||Kansas City|
|Kan. City Regional Terrorism Early Warning Group (City Police)||Kansas City||x|
|Kansas City Field Division (ATF)||Kansas City|
|Kansas City Field Office (ATF)||Kansas City|
|Kansas City Field Office (FBI)||Kansas City|
|Kansas City Financial Crimes Task Force (Secret Service)||Kansas City|
|Midwest HIDTA (Nat'l Drug Control)||Kansas City|
|Mo. and Kan. City Terrorism Working Groups (FBI)||Kansas City|
|Protective Security Advisor Kansas City District (DHS)||Kansas City||x|
|USAO Western District of Missouri (U.S. Attorney)||Kansas City|
|USMS Western District of Missouri (Marshals)||Kansas City|
|USSS Kansas City (Secret Service)||Kansas City|
|Kirksville Resident Agency (FBI)||Kirksville|
|Rolla Resident Agency (FBI)||Rolla|
|Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center (MOCIC)||Springfield|
|RAC Springfield (ICE)||Springfield|
|Springfield Financial Crimes Task Force (Secret Service)||Springfield|
|Springfield Resident Agency (FBI)||Springfield|
|Springfield Satellite Office (ATF)||Springfield|
|USSS Springfield (Secret Service)||Springfield|
|St. Charles Resident Agency (FBI)||St. Charles|
|St. Joseph Resident Agency (FBI)||St. Joseph|
|USMS Eastern District of Missouri (Marshals)||St Louis|
|AFOSI St. Louis JTTF (Det 301) (Air Force)||St. Louis||x|
|DCIS Central Field Office (Defense)||St. Louis|
|Eastern District of Mo. ATAC (U.S. Attorney)||St. Louis||x|
|NCIS Resident Unit St. Louis (Navy)||St. Louis|
|Protective Security Advisor St. Louis District (DHS)||St. Louis||x|
|RAC St. Louis (ICE)||St. Louis|
|St. Louis Division (FBI)||St. Louis|
|St. Louis Division (Postal Inspection)||St. Louis|
|St. Louis Field Division (Drug Enforcement)||St. Louis|
|St. Louis Field Office (Defense)||St. Louis|
|St. Louis Financial Crimes Task Force (Secret Service)||St. Louis|
|St. Louis Fraud Resident Agency (U.S. Army)||St. Louis|
|St. Louis JTTF (FBI)||St. Louis||x|
|St. Louis Police Department||St. Louis|
|St. Louis Resident Agency (Defense)||St. Louis|
|St. Louis Resident Office (Diplomatic Sec.)||St. Louis|
|St. Louis Satellite Office (ATF)||St. Louis|
|St. Louis Terrorism Early Warning Group (TEW) Fusion Center||St. Louis||x|
|USAO Eastern District of Missouri (U.S. Attorney)||St. Louis|
|USSS St. Louis (Secret Service)||St. Louis|
|St. Louis Area Regional Response System (STARRS)||Town & Country, MO 63017|
|AFOSI Det 207 (Air Force)||Whiteman AFB|
|Public Safety||Extreme heat; Floods; Thunderstorms; Tornadoes|
|Domestic Security||White supremacists|