1/14/2008

Terrorism and Citizen Vigilance

Last week someone who was taking videos from the top of Dillon Reservoir was reported to authorities and, fortunately, found to be innocent. Did you know there exists the Colorado Information Analysis Center, funded mainly by federal Homeland Security funds and staffed by state agencies? It serves as a “fusion center” where reports of suspicious activities are analyzed for their potential relationship to terrorist activity. On the CIAC site is a form that you can fill out to report suspicious activity. (Of course you can call 911, as well, for immediate response.) Also included on the site is a list of the types of activities you should report. Videotaping dams is on the list.

The site provides a link to the Colorado Rubicon Team, which will provide free training to public and private groups on a variety of terrorism topics as described in their brochure, Prevention and Preparedness through Partnerships.

For related terrorism titles in the Colorado State Publications Library, search our online catalog.

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