Utah ranks 42nd 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 42nd in fiscal 2009 in federal homeland security spending and 38th in domestic preparedness and antiterrorism programs. Measured per capita, the state ranked 49th in overall federal government expenditures.
State security snapshot
Organizations working on homeland security and counterterrorism: 35
Organizations that started this work after 9/11: 8
Utah is located in FEMA Region VIII; the Defense Coordinating Office for the state is in Denver.
The Utah Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) is located in Salt Lake City. The U.S. attorney chairs an Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) in Salt Lake City.
Utah is a member of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and the Rocky Mountain Information Network (RMIN). At the federal level, the FBI's Salt Lake City Field Intelligence Group (FIG) leads the state threat intelligence effort. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Field Intelligence Group in Denver has jurisdiction over Utah.
The Utah Statewide Information & Analysis Center (SIAC) in Sandy, a component of the Utah Department of Public Safety, is the state-designated fusion center responsible for detecting, preventing, investigating and responding to criminal and terrorist activity.
Utah's Division of Homeland Security, part of the Department of Public Safety, is the lead agency for counterterrorism warning, critical-infrastructure mitigation, threat/vulnerability assessment, warning, and criminal investigation and response, working with public and private partners to identify and secure critical infrastructure against a potential attack. To assist in critical infrastructure protection, a DHS Protective Security Advisor is located in Salt Lake City.
The Utah Department of Public Safety is the statewide law enforcement agency and includes Homeland Security, Investigations and Highway Patrol divisions. The Utah Criminal Intelligence Center, operated the Department of Public Safety, is responsible for criminal intelligence and information. The FBI's Salt Lake City field office has jurisdiction over the states of Idaho, Montana and Utah. In Utah, it operates resident agencies and satellite offices in Ogden, Provo, St. George and Vernal.
The Utah Division of Homeland Security (HLS), a part of the Department of Public Safety, is the state agency for coordinating disaster/emergency preparedness. It trains nearly 1,000 emergency responders annually in areas such as domestic preparedness, hazardous materials and the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program.
|Organization||City||Started since 9/11|
|Utah Resident Office (Defense Sec.)||Bountiful|
|Utah Adjutant General (TAG)||Draper|
|Utah Air National Guard||Draper|
|Utah Army National Guard||Draper|
|Utah National Guard Joint Force Headquarters||Draper||x|
|AFOSI Det 113 (Air Force)||Hill AFB|
|85th Civil Support Team (Nat'l Guard)||Lehi||x|
|Monticello Resident Agency (FBI)||Monticello|
|Ogden Resident Agency (FBI)||Ogden|
|RAC Ogden (ICE)||Ogden|
|Salt Lake City Post of Duty (Defense)||Ogden|
|Provo Resident Agency (FBI)||Provo|
|RAC Provo (ICE)||Provo|
|ASAC Salt Lake City (ICE)||Salt Lake City|
|Protective Security Advisor Salt Lake City District (DHS)||Salt Lake City||x|
|Salt Lake City Field Office (FBI)||Salt Lake City|
|Salt Lake City Field Office (ICE)||Salt Lake City|
|Salt Lake City JTTF (FBI)||Salt Lake City|
|Salt Lake City Resident Office (Drug Enforcement)||Salt Lake City|
|Salt Lake City Satellite Office/Industry Operations (ATF)||Salt Lake City|
|Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office||Salt Lake City||x|
|USAO District of Utah (U.S. Attorney)||Salt Lake City|
|USMS District of Utah (Marshals)||Salt Lake City|
|USSS Salt Lake City (Secret Service)||Salt Lake City|
|Utah ATAC (U.S. Attorney)||Salt Lake City||x|
|Utah Citizen Corps Council||Salt Lake City||x|
|Utah Criminal Intelligence Center||Salt Lake City|
|Utah Department of Public Safety||Salt Lake City|
|Utah Division of Emergency Services and Homeland Security||Salt Lake City||x|
|Utah Fusion Center (Dept. of Public Safety)||Salt Lake City||x|
|Utah County Sheriff’s Office||Spanish Fork|
|RAC St. George (ICE)||St. George|
|St. George Office (Drug Enforcement)||St. George|
|St. George Resident Agency (FBI)||St. George|
|Vernal Resident Agency (FBI)||Vernal|
“The threat of terrorism in Utah is increasing. Terrorism may include Weapons of Mass Destruction, Bio-Terrorism, Agro-Terrorism or Cyber-Terrorism. State and local government, as well as public and private businesses should establish procedures to follow in the event of terrorism, or civil unrest.”Source: Utah Emergency Operations Plan, 2005
|Public Safety||Extreme heat; Landslide and debris flow; Thunderstorms; Tornadoes; Winter storms; Extreme cold|
|Domestic Security||Animal Liberation Front; Homegrown Islamic terrorists (Bosnia)|