Welcome to the New York City Police Department's Shield program. The NYPD Shield program is the Counterterrorism Bureau’s public-private partnership with leading security professionals and law enforcement agencies throughout the world.
The purpose of the Shield program is to strengthen the Department’s communication with our private sector partners. Shield provides an information and resource sharing platform that addresses emerging and evolving conditions within New York City on all matters of counterterrorism. Serving as the flagship program in the Global Shield Network, NYPD Shield receives and disseminates information and intelligence from other Shield programs and our public/private partners. By engaging and sharing information with both private and public sector leaders, the Department creates a force multiplier in the fight against terrorism.
Research shows that preoperational planning of a terrorist incident does not necessarily occur in the intended city of attack. As compared to the nearly 800,000 members of law enforcement in the United States, there are approximately 1.5 to 2 million security professionals. The overall purpose of SHIELD is for law enforcement to leverage this valuable resource by providing/receiving timely information to/from the private/public sector in an attempt to prevent potential terrorist attacks.