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 New Haven, our major partnerships include:
- The New Haven Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) brings together representatives of 16 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. We also have satellite JTTFs working out of the Bridgeport and Meriden Resident Agencies.
- The New Haven 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 Connecticut Intelligence Center, which supports law enforcement and intelligence partners across the state.
- The New Haven Division participates 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.
- The FBI participates in the Connecticut Securities, Commodities and Investor Fraud Task Force, which consists of local, state, and federal agencies. The task force is committed to preventing and investigating securities and commodities fraud in Connecticut. To contact the task force, call 203-777-6311 or send an e-mail to CTSecuritesFraud@ic.fbi.gov. Learn more about the task force and securities fraud.
- To battle cyber crime, we have a number of key partnerships:
- Our Connecticut Computer Crimes Task Force brings together local, state, and federal experts to combat computer intrusions, viruses, and other cyber threats.
- The New Haven InfraGard Chapter is the local arm of a national information-sharing alliance between private industry, academia, and government focused on protecting critical national infrastructures in both the online and offline worlds.
- Our partnerships to help protect civil rights include:
- To battle hate crime, we join with the state attorney’s office and other state and local agencies in a statewide Hate Crimes Working Group.
- To combat human trafficking, we work with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the multi-agency task force CT STOP IT.
- We also lead or take part in several major partnerships targeting violent crime:
- Our Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force combines detectives from the Bridgeport, Trumbull, Norwalk, Fairfield, and Stamford Police Departments with FBI and IRS agents, pooling expertise and resources to target street gangs and violent criminals of all kinds in Fairfield County.
- Our Fairfield County Organized Crime Task Force combines the investigative resources of the FBI, IRS, DEA, and the Stamford Police Department to identify and dismantle traditional and non-traditional organized crime entities in Fairfield County.
- Our Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Gang Task Force combines our agents with state and local law enforcement officers from the Hartford and Bloomfield police departments and the Connecticut State Police to proactively address domestic violent street gang and drug enterprises operating in northern Connecticut.