U.S. Homeland Security Department Augments Security at Plum Island Biological Facility

The U.S. Homeland Security Department has assigned two agents from the Federal Protective Service to strengthen private security patrols at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center off the coast of Long Island in New York, Newsday reported last week (see GSN, Oct. 21, 2003).

The agents, who began working on a part-time basis about a month ago, have the authority to make arrests and receive specialized terrorist threat information, according to Newsday (Bill Bleyer, Newsday, July 7).

July 16, 2004
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The U.S. Homeland Security Department has assigned two agents from the Federal Protective Service to strengthen private security patrols at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center off the coast of Long Island in New York, Newsday reported last week (see GSN, Oct. 21, 2003).

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