DÜSSELDORF - The Landeskriminalamt LKA (State Office of Criminal Investigations) North Rhine-Westphalia are set to open a new division to monitor the activities of 30 of the states most dangerous Islamists at the start of the year. 250 Investigators will be reassigned from other departments to fill the unit announced Interior Minister Herbert Reul (CDU).
"Up to now these cases have been investigated in the areas where the Islamists actually live" said Reul. However the most dangerous cases need to be concentrated with better networking for officers assigned to the taskforce. Approximately 300 individuals will be classified as, ("islamistische Gefährder") individuals likely to threaten public safety, esp. in context of islamistic terrorists.
[SOURCE: Zeit .de Article 12/17/2018]
Nationwide the figure was just under 750. According to Reul, NRW's new "Terror Abatement" division , will work closely together in tandem with (GTAZ) Terrorismusabwehrzentrum establishing its own cooperation platform for all relevant experts. Police, intelligence officers (Verfassungschutz), public prosecutor's office as well as Customs authorities will be brought together under this "GTAZ NRW" to collect and share information and react quicker to Islamic terror threats.
"Terrorism poses the greatest danger" according to Reul with reference to the upcoming new year. "It is of the utmost importance that security authorities identify potential terrorists faster than we have in the past"