September 11th, 2001 changed the course of the United States and the world. Thousands of people lost their lives and many others lost friends and family members. 9-11 also changed the way law enforcement worked in the U.S. Prior to that day, most local and state law enforcement agencies didn’t have much training in counter terrorism. This type of work was mostly left up to the FBI, but after 9-11 local police agencies began training their officers in counter terrorism measures. Andrew R. Crumbie was serving as a sergeant for the Connecticut State Police in 2001 and was in charge of various counter terrorism activities.
In the wake of 9-11, President George W. Bush founded the Department of Homeland Security, a new agency specifically tasked with protecting America from terrorist attacks. The Department of Homeland Security works with the FBI, intelligence agencies and local law enforcement to help uncover terror plots and prevent them before they happen.
One of the main goals of the Department of Homeland Security is to help provide training to airport security personnel in how to best recognize and prevent potential terrorist activity. For obvious reasons, airport security has increased dramatically in the years since 9-11 and the Department of Homeland Security, along with several other local federal agencies, has worked to figure out the best policies and training measures.
In the wake of 9-11, Andrew R. Crumbie, while serving as a sergeant for the Connecticut State Police, was assigned to aid the Department of Homeland Security in developing anti-terror policies and training for the Bradley International Airport.
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