U.S. Department of Homeland Security Fact Sheet July 14, 2004

The Department of Homeland Security Partners With State and Locals to Protect Democratic National Convention

Homeland Security Allocating Numerous Department Resources to Ensure Strengthened Security for National Special Security Event

On May 27, 2003, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that the Democratic National Convention will be designated a National Special Security Event (NSSE) establishing the U.S. Secret Service, now part of the Department of Homeland Security, as the lead federal agency in charge of the design and implementation of the operational security plan.  Over the course of the past year, numerous federal, state and local agencies have worked together to put in place an unprecedented level of security for the political convention.  Working in partnership with state and local organizations, the Department of Homeland Security has invested substantial resources and numerous personnel to ensure a safe and secure event for the Boston community and all delegates attending the convention.

United States Secret Service (USSS)

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

U.S. Coast Guard

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

DHS's Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection (IAIP)

DHS Science and Technology (S&T)

Federal, State and Local

Additional federal, state and local agencies and departments are dedicating security resources to the Democratic National Convention including:

                              Amtrack Police
                              Boston Fire Department
                              Boston Emergency Management Agency
                              Boston Emergency Medical Support
                              Boston Police Department
                              Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
                              City of Cambridge Fire Department
                              City of Cambridge Police Department
                              Department of Health and Human Services
                              Department of Defense
                              Department of Energy
                              Environmental Protection Agency
                              Federal Aviation Administration
                              Federal Bureau of Investigation
                              Federal Communications Commission
                              Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
                              Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
                              Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety
                              Massachusetts National Guard
                              Massachusetts State Police
                              Massachusetts Turnpike Authority
                              Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              U.S. Attorney’s Office
                              U.S. Capitol Police
                              U.S. Coast Guard
                              U.S. Food and Drug Administration
                              U.S. Marshall Service
                              U.S. Park Police
                              U.S. Postal Police
                              U.S. Secret Service