For almost 20 years the Police foundation has funded the stationing of NYPD Intelligence Officers across the globe to gather firsthand intelligence on worldwide counterterror operations. There are now 18 officers in the International Liaison Program building contacts with local law enforcement agencies and providing in-depth analysis to their counterparts back home. In the event of a terrorist attack overseas, these detectives can be at the scene to provide timely information to the NYPD.
The core of the NYPD’s counterterrorism efforts is the work of the Intelligence Bureau whose analysts are the horsepower of the Department’s analytic engine. Analysts develop cases, generate intelligence and provide an ongoing assessment of the threat level in New York in daily briefings to the Police Commissioner.