South Dakota ranks 46th of 50 states in the number of domestically focused counterterrorism and homeland security organizations, and is one of four states that rank 45th overall in organizations established or newly involved in counterterrorism since 9/11. In dollar amount, the state ranked 44th in fiscal 2009 in federal homeland security spending and 44th in domestic preparedness and antiterrorism programs. Measured per capita, the state ranked 10th in overall federal government expenditures.
State security snapshot
Organizations working on homeland security and counterterrorism: 28
Organizations that started this work after 9/11: 7
South Dakota is divided into four emergency management regions. The state is located in FEMA Region VIII; the Defense Coordinating Office responsible for brokering and arranging federal military support for the state is in Denver.
The South Dakota Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) annex, established in October 2001, is subordinate to the FBI's Minneapolis field office. The U.S. attorney chairs an Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) in Sioux Falls.
South Dakota is a member of the Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center (MOCIC), the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and the Intelligence Communications Enterprise for Information Sharing and Exchange (ICEFISHX), a terrorism-related information-sharing partnership between Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota law enforcement agencies that is used to collect information about suspicious activity relating to criminal activity and infrastructure protection. The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation operates a Criminal Intelligence Unit that assists local, state and federal governments by collecting, analyzing and disseminating criminal intelligence information. At the federal level, FBI Field Intelligence Group (FIG) in Minneapolis has jurisdiction for South Dakota, as does the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Field Intelligence Group in St. Paul, Minn.
The South Dakota Fusion Center, part of the state Office of Homeland Security, was established in 2006 and is the state-designated all-hazards and all-crimes fusion center.
The South Dakota Office of Homeland Security, established in 2003, is operated by the South Dakota Highway Patrol (a part of the Department of Public Safety). It coordinates information sharing between all levels of government and local officials; assists all city, county and tribal governments with an ongoing assessment of their jurisdictions to determine their anti-terrorism needs; and manages anti-terrorism homeland security grants to assist city, county and tribal governments. To assist in critical-infrastructure protection, the DHS Protective Security Advisor in Omaha has jurisdiction over South Dakota.
The South Dakota Attorney General's Office houses the Division of Criminal Investigation, which includes a Criminal Intelligence Unit that serves as the manager and database center for the state's Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) and is the liaison to federal intelligence and law enforcement entities. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety is the statewide law enforcement agency, responsible also for emergency response and homeland security. The South Dakota Highway Patrol operates the South Dakota Office of Homeland Security. The Criminal Statistical Analysis Center (SAC), a component of the Division of Criminal Investigation, is the state clearinghouse for criminal justice statistical data. South Dakota falls under the jurisdiction of the FBI's Minneapolis field office, which maintains resident agencies in Aberdeen, Pierre, Rapid City and Sioux Falls.
The South Dakota Office of Emergency Management, a component of the Department of Public Safety, is the state agency for coordinating disaster/emergency preparedness.
|Organization||City||Started since 9/11|
|Aberdeen Resident Agency (FBI)||Aberdeen|
|Sioux Falls Post of Duty (Defense)||Castlewood|
|AFOSI Det 226 (Air Force)||Ellsworth AFB|
|Pierre Resident Agency (FBI)||Pierre|
|S.D. Fusion Center (S.D. Dept. of Homeland Security)||Pierre|
|S.D. Office of Emergency Management||Pierre|
|S.D. Office of Homeland Security||Pierre||x|
|South Dakota Department of Public Safety||Pierre|
|South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI)||Pierre|
|South Dakota Highway Patrol||Pierre|
|South Dakota State Citizen Corps||Pierre||x|
|82nd Civil Support Team (Nat'l Guard)||Rapid City||x|
|Rapid City Resident Agency (FBI)||Rapid City|
|Rapid City Satellite Office (ATF)||Rapid City|
|S.D. National Guard JFHQ||Rapid City||x|
|South Dakota Adjutant General (TAG)||Rapid City|
|South Dakota Air National Guard||Rapid City|
|South Dakota Army National Guard||Rapid City|
|Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office||Sioux Falls|
|RAC Sioux Falls (ICE)||Sioux Falls|
|Sioux Falls Police Department||Sioux Falls||x|
|Sioux Falls Resident Agency (FBI)||Sioux Falls|
|Sioux Falls Satellite Office (ATF)||Sioux Falls|
|South Dakota ATAC (U.S. Attorney)||Sioux Falls||x|
|South Dakota JTTF (FBI)||Sioux Falls||x|
|USAO District of South Dakota (U.S. Attorney)||Sioux Falls|
|USMS District of South Dakota (Marshals)||Sioux Falls|
|USSS Souix Falls (Secret Service)||Sioux Falls|
|Public Safety||Extreme heat; Floods; Thunderstorms; Tornadoes; Winter storms; Extreme cold|
|Domestic Security||None identified.|