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 Oklahoma City, our major partnerships include:
- The Oklahoma City Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) brings together representatives of 24 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 have a satellite JTTF working out of Tulsa and will be adding one in Lawton in 2011.
- The Oklahoma City Division Field Intelligence Group (FIG) works to meet current and emerging national security and criminal threats through proactive investigations. The strategic goal of the FIG is to build and sustain an enterprise-wide intelligence capability that provides useful, appropriate, and timely information and analysis to the intelligence and law enforcement communities. Our FIG is a full partner in the multi-agency Oklahoma Information Fusion Center, which supports law enforcement and intelligence partners throughout the state.
- The Oklahoma City Division participates in the FBI Counterintelligence Strategic Partnership 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 Oklahoma City 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. For more information, visit the local InfraGard website or the national InfraGard website.
- We also lead or take part in several major partnerships targeting violent crime:
- Our Oklahoma City Metropolitan Gang Safe Streets Task Force works to round up violent gang members.
- We also participate in the Oklahoma City U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, which is dedicated to apprehending violent fugitives.