Security Center First of its Kind

BLUFFDALE?Utah’s Homeland Security Center hasn’t seen much action since its opening more than a month ago, but public safety officials are calling the agency a success.

From an antennae-spiked building on a hilltop overlooking Camp Williams, about 15 miles south of Salt Lake City, the security post stands guard against terrorism.

Utah’s anti-terrorism agency is thought to be the nation’s first formed at the state level after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentagon.

Its first task has been what investigators call a health check on the state’s various dams, utilities, water supplies and communications.