FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force

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The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) came into being with the first task force in 1980. In November 2003 the number of task forces stood at 66, having nearly doubled since the events of September 11, 2001, "including one in each of the FBI's 56 main field offices and 10 in smaller offices. More than 2,300 personnel work on these task forces nationwide." The JTTFs are "staffed with FBI agents as well as detectives from local law enforcement agencies who are assigned to work full-time with the FBI." [1][2]

National Joint Terrorism Task Force (National JTTF)

"In 2002, the FBI created a National Joint Terrorism Task Force at its command center in Washington, D.C. Nearly 30 agencies are represented, spanning the fields of intelligence, public safety, and federal, state, and local law enforcement. The National JTTF collects terrorism information and intelligence and funnels it to the 66 JTTFs, various terrorism units within the FBI, and partner agencies. Agency representatives also help the FBI with terrorism investigations." [3]

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  • "Home of Philadelphia Activists Raided by FBI," Open Subscriber.com, October 29, 2004: "The warrant was served by Special Agent Jeremy Ashcroft of Illinois Terrorism Task Force and was directed towards SHAC-USA and at the Prominent Philadelphia area animal rights organization 'Hugs For Puppies'."

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