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Coordination of the Anti-Terror Activities in the Republic of Poland

NCJ Number
Internal Security Volume: 2 Issue: 2 Dated: July - December 2010 Pages: 201-210
Kuba Jaloszynski
Date Published
December 2010
10 pages
The article attempts to present solutions concerning coordination of actions carried out by entities responsible for counter-terrorism activities in Poland.
The author makes references to solutions applied in this field in the United States of America and some European countries, in which terror threats are real. A special attention has been put on National Counterterrorism Center, which coordinates anti-terror activities in the United States of America. Moreover, its main tasks have been presented, as well as state organizations which operate as partners to NCTC and deal with counter-terrorism issues. The author presents also German solutions applied by Federal Criminal Police - BKA. As well as these, the author focuses on English solutions conducted in accordance with the counter-terrorism strategy named CONTEST and French solutions which resulted in creating the Anti-Terrorism Coordination Unit (UCLAT), operating under supervision of the National Police Director General. In the article, a special emphasis has also been laid on co-ordination of counter-terrorism activities undertaken in the Republic of Poland after 2011. Much space has been devoted in the article to Interdepartmental Centre for Countering Organized Crime and International Terrorism and to Internal Security Agency's Anti-Terrorism Centre, which was established much later, i.e. in 2008. Creation of Internal Security Agency's Anti-Terrorism Centre enabled introduction of counter-terrorism action system, operating on the three-levels, i.e. strategic, operational and tactical. The article presents also the current state of solutions in the field of co-ordination of the anti-terror activities in the Republic of Poland. (Published Abstract)