Inside the NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau

NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) – The threat around the world is real and growing and increasingly unpredictable. With New York holding the top spot on the terrorists’ most wanted list, the NYPD has to make sure the city’s preparedness and response stay one step ahead of disaster. Fox 5 got an exclusive look at how the department is trying to do just that.

The shocking November 2015 Paris terror attacks on the Bataclan concert hall and other locations marked a turning point for the NYPD. A counterterrorism policing strategy that had been in the works was fast-tracked and operational in less than a year, according to Deputy Chief Scott Shanley of the Counterterrorism Bureau.

“We decided we wanted to get a more highly trained, equipped tactical asset out, deployed proactively to have the ability to harden targets and to have the response capability in the event of a terrorist incident,” Shanley said.

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