Following the deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 15, some of our California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) members are involved in increased threat assessment efforts.
"Our CSLEA members who are emergency management pros at the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA) and our special agents at the California Department of Justice (DOJ) are working with the California Highway Patrol at the State Threat Assessment Center (STAC) to monitor any possible threats here in California," said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. "These safety professionals have their finger on the pulse of any developing situations. It's amazing the set up, they have."
Since the explosions in Boston Marathon, officials at the STAC have been in contact with the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC). Regional Intelligence Centers like the one in Boston and the four in California, monitor large public events (such as marathons and concerts) for potential threats of terrorism on a daily basis.