Oregon ranks 35th of 50 states in the number of domestically focused counterterrorism and homeland security organizations, and is one of seven states that rank 37th overall in organizations established or newly involved in counterterrorism since 9/11. In dollar amount, the state ranked 31st in fiscal 2009 in federal homeland security spending and 27th in domestic preparedness and antiterrorism programs. Measured per capita, the state ranked 46th in overall federal government expenditures.
State security snapshot
Organizations working on homeland security and counterterrorism: 39
Organizations that started this work after 9/11: 8
Oregon is located in FEMA Region X; the Defense Coordinating Office responsible for brokering and arranging federal military support for the state is in Seattle.
The Oregon Joint Terrorism Task Force is located in Portland. The U.S. attorney chairs an Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) in Portland.
Oregon is a member of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and the Western States Information Network (WSIN). At the federal level, the FBI operates a Field Intelligence Group (FIG) in Portland. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Field Intelligence Group in Seattle has jurisdiction over Oregon. The Oregon High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area in Salem performs criminal intelligence analysis.
The Oregon Terrorism Fusion Center (TITAN) in Salem, established in June 2007, is a component of the state Department of Justice and is the state-designated all-crimes and all-threats fusion center. A second fusion center is under development in Portland.
The Oregon State Police's Counter-Terrorism Section is the state's homeland security agency, originating as the Office of Public Safety and Security in the aftermath of 9/11. The section provides law enforcement support and coordination to the governor's homeland security advisor, who is also Oregon's adjutant general. To assist the state in critical-infrastructure protection (CIP), a DHS Protective Security Advisor is located in Portland, and one of nine national DHS CIP Teams is located in Oregon to conduct assessments of selected critical assets.
The Oregon State Police is the statewide law enforcement agency. The FBI's Portland field office operates resident agencies and satellite offices in Bend, Eugene, Medford, Pendleton and Salem, and has established five Counterterrorism Working Groups throughout the state: Medford Region, Central Oregon Region, Northeast Oregon Region, Eugene Region and Salem Region.
Oregon Emergency Management (OEM), part of the State Police, is the state agency for coordinating disaster/emergency preparedness. Oregon is also a member of the Pacific Northwest Emergency Management Arrangement (PNEMA), along with three other states, British Columbia and the Yukon.
|Organization||City||Started since 9/11|
|Beaverton Police Department||Beaverton|
|Bend Office (Drug Enforcement)||Bend|
|Bend Resident Agency (FBI)||Bend|
|Eugene Office (Drug Enforcement)||Eugene|
|Eugene Resident Agency (FBI)||Eugene|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Hillsboro||x|
|Medford Office (Drug Enforcement)||Medford|
|Medford Resident Agency (FBI)||Medford|
|RAC Medford (ICE)||Medford|
|Pendleton Resident Agency (FBI)||Pendleton|
|AFOSI Det 325 OL-L (Air Force)||Portland|
|ASAC Portland (ICE)||Portland|
|N. Pacific Customs Management Center||Portland|
|Oregon ATAC (U.S. Attorney)||Portland||x|
|Portland District Office (Drug Enforcement)||Portland|
|Portland Division (FBI)||Portland|
|Portland JTTF (Coast Guard, FBI)||Portland||x|
|Portland JTTF (FBI)||Portland||x|
|Portland Post of Duty (Defense)||Portland|
|Portland Satellite Office (ATF)||Portland|
|Port of Portland Police Department||Portland|
|Protective Security Advisor Portland District (DHS)||Portland||x|
|USAO District of Oregon (U.S. Attorney)||Portland|
|USMS District of Oregon (Marshals)||Portland|
|USSS Portland (Secret Service)||Portland|
|Duty Station Roseburg (ICE)||Roseburg|
|102nd Civil Support Team (Nat'l Guard)||Salem||x|
|Oregon Adjutant General (TAG)||Salem|
|Oregon Air National Guard||Salem|
|Oregon Army National Guard||Salem|
|Oregon Emergency Management (OEM)||Salem|
|Oregon Military Department||Salem|
|Oregon State Citizen Corps||Salem||x|
|Oregon State Police||Salem|
|Oregon Terrorism Fusion Center (TITAN) / Terrorism Intelligence and Threat Assessment Network (TITAN) Fusion Center (State Police, Dept. of Justice))||Salem|
|Ore. HIDTA (Nat'l Drug Control)||Salem|
|Ore. Office of Homeland Security||Salem||x|
|Salem Office (Drug Enforcement)||Salem|
|Salem Resident Agency (FBI)||Salem|
“Today's threatened environment includes not only the traditional spectrum of manmade and natural hazards -- wildfires, urban fires, floods, severe weather, hazardous-material incidents, transportation accidents, pandemics, and disruptions to critical infrastructure -- but also the threat of terrorist attacks.”Source: State of Oregon Emergency Operations Plan, September 2010
|Public Safety||Earthquakes; Extreme heat; Floods; Landslide and debris flow|
|Domestic Security||None identified.|