Join NCITE for a virtual discussion with the NYPD's Rebecca Ulam Weiner on local law enforcement's role in preventing attacks by violent extremists in the U.S.
How big is the domestic terrorism problem in the U.S.?
The FBI has 1,000 active investigations in all 50 states related to foreign terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State. At the same time, the FBI ended last year with 2,700 active investigations into domestic terrorism. It has been one of the most active threat periods for law enforcement in recent history.
Many of these federal investigations begin at the local law enforcement level. Since 9/11, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) has stood up a robust counterterrorism operation that has been responsible for preventing dozens of terrorist plots. As the threats to the homeland have evolved over the years, so has NYPD’s approach.
NCITE will examine these and other issues at a virtual fireside chat with Rebecca Ulam Weiner, deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism with the NYPD, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, at 2 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. CDT).
Weiner began her career with the department in 2006, overseeing the Counterterrorism Operations and Analysis Section. She is the first woman to serve as deputy commissioner for intelligence and counterterrorism in the police department’s 178-year history.
The event, moderated by NCITE senior faculty researcher Seamus Hughes, will discuss the trends, developments, policy responses, and future of violent extremism with a focus on NYPD’s role in preventing attacks in America.