The Counter Terrorism Unit investigates suspicious incidents/persons related to terrorism. This Unit works collaboratively with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP). Investigative leads of potential terrorism related activity are followed up statewide and abroad. This Unit is also responsible for disseminating terrorism related intelligence and provides counter-terrorism training to all law enforcement agencies within the county.
The Unit is also responsible for assisting in the protection of critical infrastructure within the county. Middlesex County is part of the Urban Area Securities Initiative (UASI) region which includes a very dense variety of Critical Infrastructure/Key Resource sites, many of which are considered “nationally recognized sites”. The county’s close proximity to New York City elevates its importance and risk. The Counter Terrorism Unit provides important outreach to private sector partners and emergency service organizations across the county. The Unit is also responsible for coordinating and conducting site assessments of the Critical Infrastructure/Key Resource sites within Middlesex County.
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