Puerto Rico, if it were a state, would rank 30th in dollar amount of federal homeland security grants in 2009 and 21st in domestic preparedness and antiterrorism programs. Though Puerto Rico is one of 15 states and territories that the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. intelligence agencies assess as having no specific foreign or domestic terrorism threat, rampant drug smuggling and illegal immigration have made it a federal hub for surveillance operations and interdiction in the Caribbean. San Juan is one 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.
State security snapshot
Organizations working on homeland security and counterterrorism: 40
Organizations that started this work after 9/11: 8
Puerto Rico is located in FEMA Region II; the Defense Coordinating Office responsible for brokering and arranging federal military support for the commonwealth is located in New York City.
Puerto Rico is located in FEMA Region II; the Defense Coordinating Office responsible for brokering and arranging federal military support for the commonwealth is in New York City.
Puerto Rico is a member of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and the Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC). It 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 San Juan. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Field Intelligence Group San Juan has jurisdiction over Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area in San Juan performs criminal intelligence analysis.
Puerto Rico does not have a formal fusion center.
The Puerto Rico Office of Public Security Affairs is responsible for preparing, coordinating, developing and implementing plans to respond to a terrorist threat or terrorist attack. To assist in critical infrastructure protection, a DHS Protective Security Advisor is located in San Juan.
The Puerto Rico Police Department is the commonwealth's law enforcement agency. The FBI maintains offices in Aguadilla, Fajardo, Ponce and San Juan.
The Puerto Rico Emergency Management and Disaster Administration Agency (PREMA) is the commonwealth's agency for coordinating disaster/emergency preparedness.
|Organization||City||Started since 9/11|
|USAO District of Puerto Rico (U.S. Attorney)|
|Aguadilla Aviation Operations (Customs)||Aguadilla|
|Aguadilla Resident Agency (FBI)||Aguadilla|
|Ramey Sector, P.R. (Border Patrol)||Aguadilla|
|Boqueron Coastal Site (Customs)||Boqueron|
|Fajardo Coastal Site (Customs)||Fajardo|
|Fajardo Resident Agency (FBI)||Fajardo|
|RAC Fajardo (ICE)||Fajardo|
|Caribbean Field Division (Drug Enforcement)||Guayabano|
|San Juan Division (FBI)||Hato Rey|
|San Juan Resident Office (Diplomatic Sec.)||Hato Rey|
|USMS District of Puerto Rico (Marshals)||Hato Rey|
|Mayaguez Satellite Office - Industry Operations (ATF)||Mayaguez|
|RAC Mayaguez (ICE)||Mayaguez|
|Ponce Coastal Site (Customs)||Ponce|
|Ponce Resident Agency (FBI)||Ponce|
|Ponce Resident Office (Drug Enforcement)||Ponce|
|RAC Ponce (ICE)||Ponce|
|P.R./V.I. HIDTA (Nat'l Drug Control)||Puerto Nuevo|
|Ramey Coastal Site (Customs)||Ramey|
|Ramey Station (Border Patrol)||Ramey|
|22nd Civil Support Team (Nat'l Guard)||San Juan||x|
|DHS Office of Investigations Field Office San Juan||San Juan||x|
|FIG San Juan Office of Intelligence(ICE)||San Juan||x|
|Protective Security Advisor San Juan District (DHS)||San Juan||x|
|Puerto Rico Adjutant General (TAG)||San Juan|
|Puerto Rico Army National Guard||San Juan|
|Puerto Rico ATAC (U.S. Attorney)||San Juan||x|
|Puerto Rico Citizen Corps Council||San Juan||x|
|Puerto Rico Emergency Management and Disaster Administration Agency (PREMA)||San Juan|
|Puerto Rico Homeland Security||San Juan||x|
|Puerto Rico Office for Public Safety and Security||San Juan|
|Puerto Rico Police Department||San Juan|
|Resident Agent in Charge - San Juan (ICE)||San Juan|
|San Juan Coastal Site (Customs)||San Juan|
|San Juan Field Office (ATF)||San Juan|
|San Juan Field Office (Postal Inspection)||San Juan|
|San Juan Financial Crimes Task Force (Secret Service)||San Juan|
|San Juan JTTF / P.R. JTTF (FBI)||San Juan||x|
|SAC San Juan (ICE)||Santurce|
|Public Safety||Floods; Hurricanes; Landslide and debris flow; Thunderstorms; Tsunamis|
|Domestic Security||None identified.|