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Tactical Approach to Counter Terrorists in Cities (TACTICS)
Start date: Sep 1, 2012, End date: Aug 31, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

TACTICS seamlessly integrates new research results in the area of behaviour analysis, characteristics of the possible urban-based targets and situational awareness into a decision making framework comprising of a coherent set of tools and related processes, supporting security forces in responding more efficiently and effective to a given threat in order to actually prevent the attack or to limit its consequences.TACTICS will reach this goal by:• Improving preparedness of security forces by decomposing threats into observable terroristbehaviours specific for urban environments.• Improving the capabilities at security forces’ disposal by improving their management,efficiency and their cooperation in urban environments.• Making security forces capable of responding quicker, without being biased in decisionmaking and to be more precise in the kind of information they request and the orders theysend out by providing expert knowledge at the fingertips of the professionals of the securityservices at the time of an actual threat in urban environments.• Facilitating a cross-European approach by offering a 3-levelled strategy on the tactical,operational and strategic level.All that is developed and disseminated within TACTICS will be handled with the utmost care andduring the whole project special attention will be paid to legal requirements and democratic andethical principles.

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