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 Anchorage, our major partnerships include:
- The Anchorage Field Intelligence Group is a team of FBI agents and analysts who provide a full range of intelligence support on terrorism and criminal threats and work closely with Alaska State Law Enforcement Information Center (SLEIC), which is located in the Anchorage FBI building.
- To protect sensitive U.S. information and technologies and help preserve American competitiveness in an age of globalization, the Anchorage Division participates in the FBI Counterintelligence Strategic Partnerships Program. The program fosters communication and builds awareness through partnerships with key public and private entities, educating and enabling our partners to identify what is at counterintelligence risk and how to protect it. Understanding the research, information, and technologies targeted by our adversaries and establishing an ongoing dialog and information exchange with our partners helps change behaviors and reduce opportunities for harm by our adversaries.
- To battle cyber crime, we have a number of key partnerships:
- The Anchorage Division—along with a number of federal and state agencies—is an active member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which focuses on crimes against children, the spread of computer/high-technology crimes, telecommunications fraud, identity theft, and the recovery/analysis of digital evidence.
- The is the local arm a national information-sharing alliance between private industry, academia, and government focused on protecting critical national infrastructures in both the online and offline worlds.
- We also take part in several major partnerships targeting violent crime:
- Our Anchorage Safe Streets Task Force combines investigators from the Anchorage Police Department; the Alaska State Troopers; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the FBI to pool expertise and resources in targeting street gangs and violent criminals of all kinds.