Denmark Outlines Security Funding after Terror Attacks
The government is also looking to prevent young people from becoming radicalized
- By Matt Holden
- Feb 19, 2015
The Danish government has outlined a new plan to combat terror by allocating $148.4 million over the next four years in additional funding for police and intelligence services. This comes as a direct response to terror attacks that occurred over the weekend.
“We want to make sure that we have the necessary tools if terror strikes Denmark,” Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said.
The additional funding includes more money for IT and surveillance, and has been in the making since January. It will also increase firearms training and provide better equipment for Danish police.
The government also laid out its intent to prevent people from becoming radicalized.
“We have to find the young people who are at risk of being radicalized, not least in Danish prisons,” Minister of Justice Mette Frederiksen said, adding that it might be necessary to separate prisoners.
Matt Holden is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. He received his MFA and BA in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and Security Today.