In this complex, globalized, post 9/11 world, our operational partnerships have never been more important to our efforts to protect your communities.
Today, we work with colleagues at every level of government—local, state, federal, even international—across the law enforcement, intelligence, and first responder communities. We lead and take part in multi-agency task forces, intelligence groups and fusion centers, and public and private sector alliances. A number of our partners literally sit shoulder-to-shoulder with us in FBI space, just as we share our agents and analysts with other agencies. We work closely on joint investigations—sometimes taking the lead, sometimes taking a back seat to others, sometimes contributing equally among many agencies. Our work with our colleagues, in fact, is so intertwined today that it’s often nearly impossible to separate the contributions of one agency—and one nation—from the next.
In Las Vegas, our major partnerships include:
- The Las Vegas Joint Terrorism Task Force brings together representatives of more than a dozen local, state, and federal agencies to run down any and all terrorism leads, develop and investigate cases, provide support for special events, and proactively identify threats that may impact the area and the nation.
- The Las Vegas Field Intelligence Group, a team of FBI agents and analysts who provide a full range of intelligence support on terrorism and criminal threats, combines with the multi-agency Las Vegas Fusion Counterterrorism Center, which supports law enforcement and intelligence partners across the state.
- We participate in the FBI Counterintelligence Strategic Partnerships Program, which builds relationships between private industry, academia, government agencies, the FBI, and its counterintelligence community partners to identify and protect projects of great importance to the U.S. government.
- To battle cyber crime, we have a number of key partnerships:
- Our Cyber Crime Task Force brings together local, state, and federal experts to combat computer intrusions, viruses, and other cyber threats.
- The Innocent Images Task Force teams FBI agents and local police to work together online and undercover to investigate those who prey on children.
- The and the are part of an association of businesses, academic instructions, and government agencies dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States. The focus is to protect our country’s critical infrastructure from physical and cyber threats.
- The Nevada Election Integrity Task Force addresses allegations of election crimes in and around the 2010 elections and partners with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Nevada Attorney General, and the Nevada Secretary of State.
- The Innocence Lost Task Force was launched by the FBI, the Department of Justice Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2003. It is aimed at addressing the growing problem of domestic sex trafficking of children in the United States.
- The Endoscopy Center Task Force tackles health care fraud and partners with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, the Southern Nevada Health District, the Nevada Medical Board, the Food and Drug Administration, Health and Human Services, and the Nevada State Attorney General’s Office.
- Mortgage and health care fraud, organized crime, and illegal drugs are also addressed by the Southern Nevada Mortgage Fraud Task Force, the Health Care Task Force, and the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.
- We also lead or take part in several major partnerships targeting violent crime, including:
- Our Las Vegas Safe Streets Gang Task Force combines detectives from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department and our special agents to pool expertise and resources in targeting street gangs and violent criminals of all kinds.