For federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, sharing information and working together is becoming increasingly important in dealing with both traditional crime and the new threats of terrorism. In this video, former FBI director James B. Comey addresses the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) to enlist their support in developing accurate crime data, increasing diversity in police agencies, and dealing with terrorism.

Video source: FBI on YouTube

1. How accurate is the data that details how many individuals are shot by the police each year?

2. How does having a racially diverse law-enforcement department make for a more effective department in dealing with crime?

3. How is social media used to incite terrorism? Why is it important that local police departments be aware of this threat?

4. How can local police departments work with the FBI to reduce crime and make the criminal justice system more effective?