City Cops Turn Focus To Terrorism Intelligence

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http://www.sunspot.net/news/bal-te.md.intelligence02sep02.story Baltimore Police Lt. David Engel commands a 36-member intelligence unit that works closely with federal agents specializing in national security. The Baltimore Sun reports that the team tracks global terrorist activity, scans the Internet, and pumps informants for tips about potential threats. Among them, the detectives speak more than a dozen languages, and some are experts on detecting fraudulent documents. Their work is part of a growing trend of local police agencies' becoming more involved . . .

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