from TRU News:
Vero Beach FL – (TRUNEWS) For the first time in history, a terrorist attack was declared a National Special Security Event (NSSE) by the Department of Homeland Security, according to a recently obtained police report.
According to a Orange County Sheriff’s Office Incident Report written by Sergeant David Legvold — who served as the Assistant Team Commander for the Critical Incident Management Team (CIMT) on scene at the June 12th Orlando shooting — the attack was declared a National Special Security Event (NSSE) between 05:00 and 09:30 AM and police officers were ordered not to discuss the details.
“I was informed by Lieutenant Mitch Shaban this incident had been declared a National Special Security Event (NSSE) and should not be discussed outside the law enforcement community, ” Sergeant Legvold wrote in the Incident Report on June 12th at 11:32:39 AM, which was also approved by him on June 14th at 11:32:39 AM.
NSSE procedures were established on May 22, 1998 by President Bill Clinton in a portion of the Presidential Decision Directive 62 (PDD-62), titled “Combating Terrorism”. According to information published on the website of the DHS’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the authority for declaring an NSSE originates with the Secretary of the DHS, Jeh Johnson.
According to the DHS, an NSSE can only be declared when an event of national or international significance is deemed to be a potential target for terrorism or other criminal activity.
In a fact sheet published in 2012 from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (DTFHA), NSSE’s include, but are not limited to, presidential inaugurations, presidential nominating conventions, major sports events, and major international meeting.
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